Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    27 January 2012

    To understand the chemical choreography of the cell, we must acknowledge the bustling biomolecular ballroom in which it takes place, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    22 December 2011

    Philip Ball considers some research that's making a meal of science

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    28 November 2011

    Philip Ball admires the artistry of contemporary science buildings and a few old masters too

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    26 October 2011

    Political party conferences are not noted for taking much interest in science, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    29 September 2011

    Were you aware of Salt Awareness week? Me neither, admits Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    26 August 2011

    In the art world, chemistry continues to be a rich stimulus to the imagination, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    28 July 2011

    Philip Ball wonders to what extent molecular structures are metaphorical

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    30 June 2011

    How principled was William Morris? Philip Ball examines the evidence

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    31 May 2011

    Philip Ball considers the vegetative soul of an inorganic woodland

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    28 April 2011

    Science, spirituality and scepticism: Philip Ball discusses an award presented to former Royal Society president Martin Rees for work at the interface of science and religion