Articles by Philip Ball
We may not be able to keep records of our night time imaginings, but we might be able to influence their content
Philip Ball / October 16, 2014
What do you make of quantum theory? One response is that it is weird or hopelessly mind-boggling. But many of the tropes of quantum physics have permeated cultural discourse, among them quantum...
This year's Nobel Prize for Physics has gone to three Japanese scientists who gave us blue light-emitting diodes, used daily in traffic lights
The field is wide open for this year's most prestigious scientific awards
Science and magic have both always drawn on invisible and occult forces
Think science always knows the whole truth? Errors are surprisingly common and many go undiscovered because they just aren’t seen as important enough, or because people take pains to hide them...
Why ask the public to vote reality TV-style on what the biggest challenge we face in science is when we already know the answer?
Is the inventor of the Gaia Hypothesis really such an outsider?
The Abel Prize, awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and letters for achievements in mathematics, is widely regarded as the “maths Nobel”. Only the Field Medal, which is awarded...