A simple droplet shows that there are still plenty of puzzles to ponder in everyday observations, says Philip Ball
Philip Ball covers the chemical history of Penguin’s inexpensive educational books
A brouhaha in biology shows that uncovering what we don’t know is more important than arguments about what we do, says Philip Ball
Do larger research groups mean mentorship and ethics will inevitably suffer?
Philip Ball muses on the many meanings of openness in science
Philip Ball explains how creative chemists are teaching molecules some new tricks
Philip Ball is surprised to discover just how sensitive we are about our feelings
Subatomic sorties have uncovered strange new species, says Philip Ball. Should we give these alien atoms a place at the table?
There’s no formula for citation success, says Philip Ball, but high-impact tracts mix the classical with the unconventional
Philip Ball asks why chemistry seems to have more than its share of global warming’s opponents
Philip Ball reflects on a century of progress in the science of structure
It’s time to take action on the passive voice, says Philip Ball
Philip Ball asks why a spectacular claim seems to have been overlooked. Sometimes science doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to
Philip Ball unpacks the instructions for a new periodic table
Philip Ball discusses the contentious issue of C2 bonding. Dare we draw four lines?
The path to quantum mechanics becomes smoother if you take a different route, says Philip Ball
Philip Ball discusses spiritualism, science and a most unusual book
Philip Ball says we should look beyond the molecules that make us to find the spark of life
Philip Ball evaluates the market in second-hand labware
Chemists should learn from the past, says Philip Ball, but they may need a history lesson first
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