Articles by Philip Ball
The alleged transatlantic bombers were planning to mix liquids in aeroplane toilets to form instant explosives. Is the chemistry really that simple?
Britain may stand shoulder to shoulder with the US on geopolitics, but not on stem-cell research, where Blair is exploiting the US's self-imposed weakness
The human genome is not a book, and this metaphor is now becoming an obstacle
Sussex's chemistry department has been spared the axe, but others have been shut. Is this the twilight of British chemistry? Plus, a new vaccine for bird flu
What lessons can we draw from the Northwick drug trial catastrophe? Plus new data provides evidence for cosmic inflation theory. Or does it?
The Gaia theorist has dire prophecies about global warming, but his enthusiasm for nuclear power and attacking green shibboleths remains undimmed
A new astronomical discovery means that we will either have to lose Pluto as a planet, or admit that our solar system has far more planets than the textbooks say
The Woo Suk Hwang stem cell scandal is shaping up to be the most significant case of scientific misconduct in years. How badly does it set back the science?
Could we be heading for a repeat of the Younger Dryas cold snap, which was last seen 12,000 years ago? And are quantum computers finally becoming a reality?