Publications by Philip Ball - General
Science is political, and we must deal with it
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 12, 6336-6340 (2021). Available here.
Learning from the impossible
A review of Chiara Marletto's The Science of Can and Can't, Physics World June 2021. Available here.
The CRISPR wars
A review of The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson, The Lancet 397, 1340-1341 (2021). Available here.
Pandemic science and politics
Review of Covid-19 by Debora MacKenzie, The Lancet 396, 229-230 (2020). Available here.
The epic battle aganist coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories
With Amy Maxmen, Nature 581, 371-374 (2020). Available here.
Anti-vaccine movement could undermine efforts to end coronavirus pandemic
Nature 581, 251 (2020). Available here.
Has the chemistry Nobel prize really become the biology prize?
Chemistry World, January 2020. Available here.
Occult arts and sceptical sciences
A review of Physics and Psychics by Richard Noakes, Physics World December 2019. Available here.
Science must move with the times
Essay commissioned for the 150th anniversary of Nature: 575, 29-31 (2019). Available here.
Extreme chemistry: experiments at the edge of the periodic table
Nature 565, 522, 30 January 2019. Available here.