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May Britt Moser looks great in her Nobel neuron dress

I love this. May Britt Moser accepted her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe) in a dress inspired by her work. Designer Matthew Hubble incorporated neurons in a way that was still pretty and not too costume-y. (More info and an interview w/ the designer over at SciAm). »12/11/14 2:33pm12/11/14 2:33pm

Did this Nobel Prize winner help to launch cancer research, or set it back a few years?

In 1926, Johannes Fibiger received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. That much is clear. Ever since then, people have been debating whether or not he should have gotten it, with powerful arguments on both sides. We'll take a quick look at the world's most disputed Nobel Prize. »10/12/12 9:44am10/12/12 9:44am

High school report card of John Gurdon, winner of 2012 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine, claimed science would be "a waste of his time"

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 1:58pm10/11/12 1:58pm

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

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 4:37pm4/11/12 4:37pm

Melting down Nobel Prizes to buy bullets and dissolving the awards to fool Nazis

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 12:30pm3/31/12 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…