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Owls: Can an owl defy gravity?

William Faulkner said:

 in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech:

“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, … 173 more words


In conversation with the Nobel Prize Werner Arber.

In 1978, Werner Arber, Daniel Nathans and Hamilton O. Smith were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics”. 627 more words


Linus Pauling

Linus Carl Pauling was born in 1901 in Portland, Oregon. His father, a drugstore owner, died when he was nine, leaving his mother to care for him and his two siblings. 407 more words

Paranobel Season Set to Start

Just as the Olympics have the Paralympics, so too does the Nobel Prize have the Paranobel Prize. As with the Paralympics, the Paranobel Prizes recognize outstanding research performed by people with disabilities. 231 more words

A Mighty Girl — Irène Joliot-Curie

The trailblazing French scientist Irène Joliot-Curie, the daughter of Marie Skłodowska Curie and Pierre Curie, was born on this day in 1897. Irène Curie and her husband and fellow scientist, Frédéric Joliot, discovered artificial radioactivity, a breakthrough that…

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20th Century

Ig Nobels: Scientists win for putting pants on rats and other weird science experiments

BOSTON – A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement. 705 more words


Good intentions turned into dreadful mistakes


US President Barack Obama should give back the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded a few months after taking office in 2009. 1,082 more words