The impossible crystals that came from outer space

In the 1980s, Daniel Schechtman theorized the existence of quasicrystals, bizarre materials between crystals and glasses that could never exist except in the laboratory. But now his impossible crystals have turned up in a Russian mountain. » 1/03/12 9:35am 1/03/12 9:35am

All the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes in science!

The 2011 Nobel Prizes have been announced, honoring preeminent achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, the promotion of peace, and economics. Here's what you need to know about the three science-related Nobel Prizes. » 10/13/11 6:04pm 10/13/11 6:04pm