Articles by Philip Ball
Does dark matter exist? New evidence from cosmic rays is promising but inconclusive. And in five years' time, one company hopes to sequence our genomes while we wait
Reviewing the "crisis" in British physics. And the work of Nobel-winning Japanese physicists is not as obscure as it seems—it's about why there is more than one single thing
New Orleans survived Hurricane Gustav, but rising ocean temperatures are making tropical storms worse. Can remote-controlled wind-powered boats save the day?
Was The Day After Tomorrow right after all? New data from Germany suggests that global temperatures could plummet within a single year. Plus, how vitamin C can destroy tumours
Bird flu is last year's story—but the threat remains. Criticising the Iraq war can get your US government security clearance revoked. Plus, life on Mars update
Cutting carbon emissions may not involve more nuclear power. But there's a new plan for our waste anyway. Plus, things are cooling down at the Large Hadron Collider
So it turns out that the world has not been warming since 1998—what is going on? How biofuels are adding to the food crisis. Plus, can we predict earthquakes?
Lisa Jardine is the right woman for the HFEA. Pfizer fails to rewrite the rules of science. And sentimentality has deprived Nasa of a highly capable head of science
Just when British astronomers thought it was safe to go back into the sky… Plus, the discovery of tiny bones in Micronesian caves sends hobbit-watchers into a flap