Philip Ball

  • 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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    30 March 2011

    Experiments are seldom replicated by different research teams, says Philip Ball. Why is this and does it really matter?

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    24 February 2011

    Chemistry cannot all be reduced to physics, argues Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    31 January 2011

    Philip Ball looks at research that is beginning to explain why we cry

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    5 January 2011

    Dutch Nobel laureate Peter Debye has been branded a Nazi collaborator, but Philip Ball suggests that the historical facts permit several interpretations

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    29 November 2010

    Philip Ball looks at the financial motivation needed to advance sustainable technology

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    28 October 2010

    Would element 137 really spell the end of the periodic table? Philip Ball examines the evidence

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    27 August 2010

    There is no hidden understanding to be teased out by 'improving' the periodic table, argues Philip Ball. But Eric Scerri begs to differ