"Labelling Ball a science writer sells his writing short, for its value lies above all in a range that dissolves the awkward silences between science and the larger culture of which it is part." Marek Kohn - The Independent

"The story trap", Aeon 12 November 2015. Available here.

"Will ET drink water?", Nautilus 14 June 2015. Available here.

"The trouble with scientists", Nautilus 14 May 2015. Available here.

"Too many worlds", Aeon 17 February 2015. Available here.

"The strange inevitability of evolution", Nautilus 8 January 2015. Available here.

"Why physicists make up stories in the dark", Nautilus 6 March 2014. Available here.

"Beauty is truth? There's a false equation", Aeon 19 May 2014. Available here.

"Philae is boldly going where no man should go - let's leave space to the robots", Guardian 15 June 2015. Available here.

"The dangers of Disney's film about Charles Darwin", Guardian 29 June 2015. Available here.

"Make your own memories: one day you'll be able to replace the bad ones with good ones", Observer 12 October 2014. Available here.

"The Breakthrough Prizes will have a distorting effect on science", Guardian 24 June 2014. Available here.

"Five ways to become invisible", Observer 19 July 2014. Available here.

"The dream of invisibility", Guardian 26 July 2014. Available here.

"When science plays God? It's only natural", Guardian 26 February 2015. Available here.

"Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves. So what?" Guardian 26 September 2014. Available here.

"When the music ends", Nature 515, 458 (2014). Available here.

"There is no gene for everything", Prospect December 2014. Available here.

"Why physicists make up stories in the dark", Nautilus 6 March 2014. Available here.

"First waves create Nobel certainty" [hah!], Prospect April 2014. Available here.

"Machine envy", Aeon 7 January 2014. Available here.

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News from Philip


"All set for chemistry", Chemistry World June 2015, p46-49.
Available here.

P. Ball & J. E. Hallsworth, "Water structure and chaotropicity: their uses and abuses", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 8297-8305 (2015).
Available here.