Articles by Philip Ball
Bodley Head, £25 “Gene” is one of the most loaded words in modern biology. Is it a selfish automaton that manipulates us for its own benefit? A preordained determinant of character and...
It may not be long until they overtake our fastest supercomputers
"Project Starshot" is worthy of admiration for chutzpah alone
Fleet, £16.99 It seemed scandalous that, until last year’s award of the Royal Society Science Book Prize to Gaia Vince, the prize (including previous incarnations) had never been won by a sole...
Philip Ball / April 4, 2016
Scientists have created a "minimal cell" with just 473 genes—such work could have huge benefits beyond biology
Allen Lane, £20 Four studies in the past 70 years have collected vast amounts of information about the lifestyles, health, attitudes and social status of more than 70,000 people in the UK....
Philip Ball / March 18, 2016
Scientists may have found a particle six times heavier than the Higgs boson
IQ is genetically inherited. It’s best for children—and parents—that we admit it
Philip Ball / February 17, 2016
Might cancer be a natural part of a cell's landscape?
Philip Ball / February 12, 2016
We have found a new way to do astronomy