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2011-12-09 11:35:24

In another illustration of the contributions older people make to society, an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes how older scientists are winning Nobel prizes more often these days than in the past.

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded To Daniel Shechtman
2011-10-05 09:29:10

The Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist whose work was once ridiculed for being out of line with received thinking.

Scientist Awarded Nobel Prize Just Days After Death
2011-10-03 12:36:11

A scientist awarded the Nobel prize for his research in cancer died of the disease just days before he was told about the award.

Ig Nobel Awards Honor Wacky Science
2011-09-30 08:40:27

The annual Ig Nobel Prizes, an American parody of the real Nobel Prizes, which have been awarded yearly since 1991, were given out this year at Harvard University, with real Nobel Prize winners handing out the honors.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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