Articles by Philip Ball
So with the Higgs particle sighted and the gongs distributed, physics seems finally ready to move on. Unless the Higgs had remained elusive, or had turned out to have much more mass than theories...
How satisfying it must have been to be a scientist in the 18th century, secure in the knowledge that the mathematical predictability revealed by Isaac Newton in the motions of the heavens was sure...
Distinctions between "discoveries" and technological "spinoffs" are meaningless, even misleading
Nobel prize-winner Manfred Eigen's latest work lays out the case for why evolution by natural selection is a "law of physics"
How the renowned scientist's quasicrystals attain their “impossible” structure
When it comes to engineering, we may still be some way behind the genius of nature
DNA "origami" is opening the door to the smallest structures ever made
Good ten-day weather forecasts are in reach—but is that the limit?