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  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight

    Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight
    Charles Lee, born in South Korea, raised in Canada, could become a U.S. citizen soon. "I'm scared of taking the citizenship test," he says. At professional conferences when he was younger, he didn't like to ask questions, fearing he might sound stupid....
  • Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system

    Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system
    American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space and help understand diseases like...
  • Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

    Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
    The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday in Sweden, and the guessing game is on for who the recipient might be. Could it be Haruki Murakami? Philip Roth? Bob Dylan? The Nobel Prize is awarded to a living writer for his or her body of...
  • Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize

    Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize
    — Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning. Instead, the Nobel Prize in...
  • Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system

    Three scientists who studied how the brain positions us within our environment, plots the route ahead and may even remember where we’ve been were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard...
  • 'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria

     'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria
    "The Supreme Price" may sound like a metaphorical title, but after seeing this strong, forthright documentary, you'll understand it's the literal truth. Part personal narrative, part brief but detailed history of Nigeria's politics since independence,...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • Reader of the Week: Tim King

    Reader of the Week: Tim King
    Who I am: Tim King, founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies in Chicago. One unique thing about me: When I was about 6, my parents bought the book "Where Did I Come From?" by Peter Mayle. For some time, it sat on a high shelf in a bookcase, far out of my...
  • Celebrate Banned Books Week with the 10 most-challenged books

    Every year kids go to school or the library and bring back books that make some parents raise their eyebrows. Such language! Boy wizards! Sexual situations! Underpants! There are formal complaints lodged -- more than you might expect in 2014. The...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez e-books coming soon

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez e-books coming soon
    Nine books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be released as English-language e-books for the first time. American Spanish-speakers will get twice as much Garcia Marquez: 18 of his works will be released as e-books in Spanish. Garcia Marquez, who died in...