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2009-10-05 17:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement congratulating molecular biologist Elizabeth H. Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, who today was named to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr.

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2009-10-05 12:30:00

An American team of researchers was awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their discovery in the process of cellular aging.

2009-10-02 15:30:02

The mock Noble Prizes given out at a Massachusetts ceremony included an award for determining why pregnant women don't tip over. The 19th annual Ig Noble Prize ceremony Thursday at Harvard University saw tongue-in-cheek honors given to scientists who studied the ability of pregnant women to remain upright, chemists who used tequila to create diamonds and a Swiss team that investigated whether it is safer to be hit on the head with a full bottle or an empty one, the Los Angeles Times reported...

2009-09-30 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, September 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobelprize.org has expanded its range of services that can provide you with the official news about the 2009 Nobel Prize Announcements as soon as they happen.

2009-09-23 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobelprize.org announces the launch of Nerve Signaling ( http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/nerve_signaling/), a new educational multimedia production for high school students and educators.

2009-04-20 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced the election of leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

2009-03-17 07:05:00

It was the Great Depression in rural Minnesota; from her small cabin with no utilities, Martha Linsley, a certified teacher, fought school district administrators for the right to home-school her two children; defending her gifted son, who would eventually be nominated for a Nobel Physics Prize, she was threatened with fines - and even jail time (http://www.deardaddy.com) PARK RAPIDS, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Martha Linsley brought her two children, Ruth and John, to the tiny...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Nobel laureate, creator of femtochemistry, global speaker and advocate for science education will be honored at Heritage Day 2009, a full-day ceremony beginning with the 12th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan.

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2008-12-18 16:33:32

A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that Nobel Prize jurors are under investigation on suspicion of bribery for accepting all-expense-paid visits to China in 2006 and 2008 to discuss the awards.

2008-11-11 12:00:08

STOCKHOLM, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca AB, Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB today announced the launch of a global co-operation that aims to increase the general public's understanding of and interest in the achievements of the Nobel Laureates within the fields of Physiology or Medicine and to further explain the benefits of the discoveries made.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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