Articles by Philip Ball
Penrose is still defining the way we see the universe. But, in today's world of ultra-specialised science, could a thinker of such breadth ever emerge again?
Philip Ball / December 12, 2016
Strict regulation can help—not hinder—scientific progress
Climate scientists need to start fighting back now
Haldane, Kosterlitz and Thouless did work at the "tip of a branch that joins the core of physics very close to the trunk"
The virus has been known since 1947, when it was reported in Uganda
Philip Ball / August 24, 2016
“Our world no longer looks quite so special”
A new discovery suggests that it happened—but there is more at stake here than archaeology
“Our fate seems closely dependent on the nearest and greatest of the gas giants”
Philip Ball / June 7, 2016
Siddhartha Mukherjee's recent article on epigenetics has drawn heavy criticism—rightly?