Philip Ball / October 6, 2017
Neutrinos raise questions faster than they answer them, but in science that’s a good thing
Philip Ball / October 3, 2017
We may soon be using GWs as routinely as radio waves and X-rays are used today
Philip Ball / August 30, 2017
The intensity of Hurricane Harvey has almost certainly been worsened by human-made climate change
Scientists are making advances in gene editing, as a new experiment proves. But some of the reporting has been dire—let’s all calm down
The ability to analyse people’s genetic constitutions will transform cancer care over the coming years. But to make the most of the technology, highly sensitive data will need to be shared. That...
Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species”—and still shapes science today
Philip Ball / June 29, 2017
In “On Growth and Form,” D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson argued that organisms are shaped less by adaptive evolutionary function and more by deep mathematical laws. To understand his argument, you...
An evolutionary discovery creates new puzzles
Once we determine that, we’ll better understand what the Trappist planets can tell us
Philip Ball / February 22, 2017
High-pressure science can produce surprises—as demonstrated by two recent discoveries