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Deep Water by James Bradley review – what lies beneath
The awe-inspiring life in our oceans – and its desperate fight for survival

Philip Ball

07, Mar, 2024 @7:30 AM

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Science hasn’t gone ‘woke’ – the only people meddling with it are the Tories | Philip Ball
Michelle Donelan’s plan to ‘depoliticise’ science with new guidelines on sex and gender research is a chilling move, says science writer Philip Ball

Philip Ball

04, Oct, 2023 @3:29 PM

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A Roman solution to Raac’s ruin – is self-healing concrete the answer?
After recent building failures, researchers are looking to ancient materials for inspiration in creating more durable materials that repair themselves

Philip Ball

24, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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There’s no room-temperature superconductor yet, but the quest continues
This summer, a South Korean lab declared world-changing breakthrough. Their claims didn’t survive scrutiny, but physicists hold out hope for the holy grail of electric efficiency

Philip Ball

02, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The big idea: should we colonise other planets?
Is Elon Musk’s vision for the future a libertarian fantasy or scientific imperative?

Philip Ball

21, Aug, 2023 @11:30 AM

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John Goodenough obituary
American materials chemist who won the Nobel prize for his role in the invention of the rechargeable lithium battery

Philip Ball

10, Jul, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Are human embryo models a cause for hope or alarm?
A recent breakthrough in the race to create ‘synthetic’ embryos has sparked criticism. But the findings could be valuable in understanding miscarriages and genetic disorders

Philip Ball

01, Jul, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The big idea: will fusion power save us from the climate crisis?
Recent breakthroughs have been wildly hyped – but there’s still reason to hope

Philip Ball

03, Apr, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Immunity debt: does it really exist?
Some claim the rise in winter infections has been caused by the reduction of seasonal bugs during lockdowns. But experts are sceptical about these oversimplified explanations

Philip Ball

14, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The big idea: could you have made different choices in life?
We can’t change what’s happened – but we can learn to make better decisions in the future

Philip Ball

02, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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The threat of Covid isn’t over – so why does Britain have a conspiracy of silence about it? | Philip Ball
Our government is pretending that the pandemic is ‘done’, ignoring both protective measures now and preparations for the future, says science writer Philip Ball

Philip Ball

15, Aug, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Animal magic: why intelligence isn’t just for humans
Meet the footballing bees, optimistic pigs and alien-like octopuses that are shaking up how we think about minds

Philip Ball

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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