Articles by Philip Ball
Erasing bad memories sounds like something from science fiction. Yet treatments exist and new research may improve them still further
Does religious belief activate different parts of the brain to other types of thought? Plus Nasa's new space telescope has a mission
If you're a non-believer, it's easy to mock or even despise efforts to bridge science and religion. But you don't need to be Richard Dawkins to sense that there's an imbalance in these often...
How many bees do we actually need? Nobody seems to know. Plus, stem cell research is finally put to the test
What can we expect from Obama's science team? Action on climate change and over-fishing, and perhaps a change in nuclear defence policy. Plus, when galaxies collide
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