Articles by Philip Ball
The claims can't be lightly dismissed, but seeing will be believing.
Scientists have discovered four new elements–but they won't stop there
Back to the birth of science
Scientists and security agencies are thinking hard about the safety of this sort of gene editing
Philip Ball / October 15, 2015
Extraterrestrial civilisation would look like nothing we can imagine
The criteria for judging science's most coveted prize should be reexamined
Philip Ball / September 29, 2015
The discovery of flowing water on another planet is exciting, but we should curb our enthusiasm for fear of causing damage
Fears of a "reproducibility crisis" show we need to stop being naïve about science
The equation is just a collection of sciency-looking symbols
Philip Ball / August 20, 2015
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins (Bantam, £20) I wonder how many people will feel moved to read the second volume of Richard Dawkins’s autobiography if they...