Philip Ball – Page 6

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    Column: The crucible

    2012-01-27T10:21:38Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-12-22T10:14:34Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-11-28T15:10:54Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-10-26T15:15:38Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-09-29T13:41:59Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-08-26T14:35:02Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-07-28T15:17:57Z

    Philip Ball wonders to what extent molecular structures are metaphorical

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-06-30T09:50:27Z

    How principled was William Morris? Philip Ball examines the evidence

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-05-31T11:25:13Z

    Philip Ball considers the vegetative soul of an inorganic woodland

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-04-28T09:15:24Z

    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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-03-30T08:37:01Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-02-24T10:46:16Z

    Chemistry cannot all be reduced to physics, argues Philip Ball

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-01-31T09:55:06Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2011-01-05T09:59:01Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-11-29T13:25:21Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-10-28T10:14:00Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-08-27T11:40:00Z

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

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-07-30T08:43:02Z

    Philip Ball looks at the chemistry behind colourful cartoon characters served up by a fast food chain

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-06-25T11:37:54Z

    Borodin wasn't such an outstanding scientist after all, says Philip Ball, but science and music are far from mutually exclusive

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    Column: The crucible

    2010-05-27T09:53:23Z

    Man and the machine: Philip Ball welcomes the age of automated chemical crystallography