This map of Nobel prize winners shows a disturbing level of inequality

Max Fisher from the Washington Post has compiled some maps and charts showing all Nobel Prize winners by region since 1901. Surprisingly, 83% of all Nobel laureates have come from Western countries, revealing a significant amount of scientific inequity around the globe. » 10/16/13 9:35am 10/16/13 9:35am

Higgs Boson Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson a.k.a. "The God Particle" a.k.a the elementary particle thought to explain why some other particles have mass a.k.a. the fundamental particle whose discovery Stephen Hawking bet against –… » 10/08/13 6:50am 10/08/13 6:50am

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Cellular-Transport Researchers

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells". » 10/07/13 8:40am 10/07/13 8:40am

High school report card of John Gurdon, winner of 2012 Nobel Prize for …

On Monday, Cambridge biologist Sir John Gurdon was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his revolutionary work in the field of stem cell research. Featured here is an excerpt from his high school report card in the subject of biology, circa 1949. (The original report is pictured below.) Gurdon claims… » 10/11/12 1:58pm 10/11/12 1:58pm

The story of radioactive super-scientist Marie Curie, as told with…

Marie Curie was a wife, a mother, a scientist, and a self-sacrificing, public-spirited patriot. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person in history to be awarded Nobel Prizes in two scientific fields. It really goes without saying that the woman was a badass of the highest order, but… » 4/11/12 4:37pm 4/11/12 4:37pm

Melting down Nobel Prizes to buy bullets and dissolving the awards to…

Winning the Nobel Prize brings with it a diploma, cash award, and a 200 gram medal made of gold. Each medal is specially cast for the winner, emblazoned with his or her name. » 3/31/12 12:30pm 3/31/12 12:30pm

A handful of Nobel Prizes met an unusual end – fodder for the treasury of countries during World War I and II. his 1934 Nobel Prize in…

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded…

Earlier today, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann (pictured left and center, respectively) "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity;" and to Ralph M. Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive… » 10/03/11 3:35pm 10/03/11 3:35pm

Doris Lessing Deserves A Nobel For Her Contributions To Sci-Fi

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Doris Lessing was one of the first literary authors to venture into science fiction. She wrote about aliens and space wars at a time when the genre was still shedding its embarrassing pulp tatters. And while most literary authors have just lifted well-worn plot devices from science fiction, Lessing actually innovated… » 10/11/07 6:10pm 10/11/07 6:10pm