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Chemical Weapon Watchdog Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2013-10-12 07:45:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the group overseeing the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. According to BBC News, the Nobel Committee said the honor was presented to the organization because of its “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons.” OPCW director general Ahmet Uzumcu called the award a "great honor" and said it would...

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2013-10-09 08:53:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The days of using ball-and-stick models or dusty chalkboard equations have long been over for chemists. Instead, many scientists use complex computer models powered by state-of-the-art processors to work out today’s chemical equations. In recognition of these high-tech models, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three researchers behind the creation of these complex computer simulations: Martin Karplus of Harvard and the...

Beer Goggles Work Both Ways
2013-09-13 08:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Looking Through Beer Goggles ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that beer goggles work both ways; not only does a person who’s indulged in a few drinks find other people more attractive, they also find themselves more attractive. In fact, the researchers say it only takes one drink for people to begin seeing themselves through beer-colored lenses. Though the condition is popularly referred to as 'beer goggles,' the...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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