Philip Ball – Page 6

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    Opinion

    Make or break: the laws of motion

    2012-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Molecular machinery involves a delicate interplay of forces, but biology has found the balance, says Philip Ball

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    Opinion

    h is for horoscope?

    2012-10-25T00:00:00Z

    Can scientists’ success be reduced to a formula, asks Philip Ball

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    Opinion

    Blues standard

    2012-09-27T00:00:00Z

    Chemists may have finally got the blues, says Philip Ball

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    Opinion

    The automatic chemist

    2012-08-22T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball considers the creation of a collective chemical brain, and what it might dream up

  • Opinion

    Nullius in verba

    2012-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball asks how much of the published literature you should believe. Not much, by some accounts

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    Opinion

    Imaging icons

    2012-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball celebrates olympicene’s place in the pantheon of chemical imagery

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    A dose by any other name

    2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball has sympathy for those nonplussed by nomenclature

  • Opinion

    Breaking the surface?

    2012-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball is perplexed by the EPSRC’s decision to cut surface science funding

  • Opinion

    Sensory thinking

    2012-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemistry could benefit from getting more touchy-feely

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2012-02-23T13:01:14Z

    Philip Ball takes a critical look at the science behind an anti-ageing cream and discovers there's some truth in its sugar-coated claims

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-12-22T10:14:34Z

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

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    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