Mapping Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates

Holy crap this is cool. Over on Brain Pickings, Maria Popova has an exclusive English version of a visualization (originally designed for La Lettura, a Sunday cultural supplement to the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera that features a weekly column dedicated to data visualization) that compares Nobel Prizes and… » 11/29/12 12:12pm 11/29/12 12:12pm

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Transgenic, Glowing Animals

Today the Nobel Prize committee announced the Nobel in chemistry would go to a group of US and Japanese researchers who discovered the green fluorescent protein (GFP) in jellyfish and transformed it into one of the most powerful research tools in genomics. Although GFP can make glowing kitties (above), glowing… » 10/08/08 11:20am 10/08/08 11:20am