All articles by Philip Ball – Page 13

  • 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

    2011-12-22T10:14:00Z

    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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-10-26T15:15:38Z

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

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-09-29T13:41:59Z

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

  • Review

    Chemical potential

    2011-09-15T17:49:45Z

    The chemical element: chemistry's contribution to our global future

  • Opinion

    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

  • Feature

    A sticky end?

    2011-07-29T09:02:38Z

    Rather than evolving to increase complexity, could protein-protein interactions be part of a self-protection strategy gone too far? Philip Ball investigates

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-07-28T15:17:57Z

    Philip Ball wonders to what extent molecular structures are metaphorical

  • Opinion

    Column: The crucible

    2011-06-30T09:50:27Z

    How principled was William Morris? Philip Ball examines the evidence

  • 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

    Editorial

    2011-03-29T15:02:29Z

    The essential role that scientific advice has to play worldwide was brought sharply into focus

  • 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

  • News

    Einstein in your engine

    2011-01-12T15:30:00Z

    Researchers find that up to 85 per cent of the voltage developed by the lead-acid car battery is due to relativistic effects