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"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

"Newton's curse", New Scientist, 8 April 2006, p.4. (The printed version contains errors and general ugliness introduced in editing: click here for a PDF of the corrected version.)

Alchemical culture and poetry in early modern England: to be published in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 2005.
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Alchemy and colour: an article for the UCL chemistry departmental bulletin.
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