Articles by Philip Ball
Earlier this year Prospect science writer Philip Ball had his own “mini-brain” grown in a laboratory. Researchers now plan to put the method to different use, and in doing so learn more about an...
Philip Ball / April 27, 2018
Northern and southern Chinese think differently—and the reason goes back centuries
Philip Ball / April 2, 2018
A full damage limitation plan should have been drawn up months ago
The unsettling story of a (literal) thought experiment
On Twitter, false stories are 70 per cent more likely to be retweeted than true ones. Here’s why
The kind of substance that few have access to
Philip Ball / February 21, 2018
The world is becoming a better place—despite appearances to the contrary
Philip Ball / January 17, 2018
The suggestion that Mary Shelley sought primarily to warn of the perils of scientific meddling is insulting to a complex and ambiguous text
Improvements in IVF mean the procedure could—in theory—become the default means of human reproduction
Philip Ball / November 21, 2017
In an Amish community in Indiana, those with one copy of the mutant SERPINE1 gene live up to seven years longer. How valuable is this finding?