Articles by Philip Ball
The astonishing secrets of fungal life raise profound questions
Philip Ball / September 23, 2020
Far from “following the science,” is Boris Johnson now making it up to suit his pandemic policies?
Philip Ball / September 16, 2020
The government’s grandiose gestures are no substitute for competence on the basics
Philip Ball / August 11, 2020
The individuals, the culture, the structures and the messaging—all are culpable for this appalling outcome
Astronomers unknowingly dedicated moon craters to Nazis. Will the next historical reckoning be at cosmic level?
Philip Ball / June 26, 2020
Science is slowly facing up to its own problems with monuments to its historical figures, even when they are not on earth
Seekers of dark matter are getting very excited. But has this elusive particle, which holds the key to where the universe’s mass is hidden, really been discovered?
Philip Ball / June 12, 2020
Prospect’s chief science writer speaks to leading epidemiologists—including Neil Ferguson, who made this striking claim. He concludes that countless lives were unnecessarily lost
Philip Ball / May 26, 2020
Not to do so would be an insult to the public and the ideal of evidence-based policymaking
Philip Ball / May 21, 2020
The reproduction measure hides a wealth of complications but is indispensable to decision-making
The disturbing story of how the web is weaving weird connections between hippies, Nazis, Russian agents and the rest of us to spread lies about Covid-19