Philip Ball – Page 6

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-05-31T11:25:13Z

    Philip Ball considers the vegetative soul of an inorganic woodland

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    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?

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-02-24T10:46:16Z

    Chemistry cannot all be reduced to physics, argues Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-01-31T09:55:06Z

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

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-11-29T13:25:21Z

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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-10-28T10:14:00Z

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

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-05-27T09:53:23Z

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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-04-28T09:29:42Z

    Philip Ball considers the iconic role of the humble test tube

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-03-31T08:05:07Z

    We are getting better at manipulating cells to grow into the tissues we need. Chemical factors are key, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-02-26T10:39:36Z

    Superatoms reinforce the notion that chemistry is more about electrons than elements, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-01-28T13:45:41Z

    Philip Ball warms up the subject of snowflake structure

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2010-01-06T11:06:11Z

    I'm no fan of reality TV. But watching people just going about their business can be fascinating, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2009-11-26T11:35:17Z

    Three chemists have resurrected the art of science debate by publishing their conversations on the nature of bonds. This is science that makes you smile, says Philip Ball

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2009-10-28T09:35:02Z

    Could red light and green tea really give 'facial rejuvenation'? Philip Ball looks at the intriguing science behind this new claim

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2009-10-01T13:34:21Z

    Philip Ball rakes through the findings of new research into the h-index and unearths some top tips for citation-hungry researchers