Articles by Philip Ball
Good science starts with a hypothesis. But the human genome project didn’t have one
I offer this humble suggestion for Craig Venter. The next time he is asked if he is "playing God," he might want to ask the questioner what they mean. Venter has just made headlines worldwide for the...
Ian McEwan’s new novel is a work of “lab lit” genre fiction. It lacks the punch of Atonement or the political ambition of Saturday—but is more fun than either
There's a reason why we find it easier to "get" modern art than avant-garde music, and it's not just about our natural conservatism and love of Mozart
The moving image is coming soon to books and magazines