"One of our most versatile and gripping science writers." John Carey

"Diamonds are for softies" New Scientist, 8 September 2009.

"Stars of the East" (book review), Sunday Times Culture supplement, 1 February 2009, p.39-40.

"On the evolution of Darwin", Observer Review, 25 January 2009, p.21.

"Nanoplumbing: more than just a pipe dream", New Scientist, 17 January 2009, p.33-35. Online here.

"Redefining genes", Seed, November/December 2007, p.29.

"Life, but not as we know it", Prospect, August 2007, p.44.

"Baby boosters", New Scientist, 24 March 2007, p.41.

"Quantum sketches", New Scientist, 8 July 2006 p.40.

"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.)

"Genius undone", Seed, March 2006, p.64.

"Natural talent", New Scientist, 29 October 2005, p.50.

"Concerto for mother tongue", New Scientist, 9 July 2005, p.32.

"A new kind of alchemy", New Scientist, 16 April 2005, p.30.

"Living by numbers", Cosmos, issue 7 (2005) p.32.

"Going with the flow" The Guardian, 9 September 2004, Life supplement.

"What is life? Can we make it?" Prospect, August 2004

"A touch of Frankenstein" The Guardian, 29 July 2004, Life supplement.

"Honey, I shrank the motor" The Guardian, 10 June 2004, Life supplement, p.6.

"The Physics of Everyday Life" Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2004, p.M5.

"Fast track" New Scientist, 3 April 2004, p.26.

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"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.