Philip Ball

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  • Feb 22, 2021
    When last year’s Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work in developing the technique of...
  • Feb 22, 2021
    It’s always the simple questions that get you, isn’t it? When my daughter was asked in her chemistry homework why, if atoms are mostly ‘empty’, solids are not...
  • Jan 11, 2021
    Free will worries many physicists. It looks impossible to reconcile with a belief in deterministic physics, according to which events unfold as forces influence the trajectories of...