IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
Russia's Yakov Sinai wins Abel mathematics prize
Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai won the prestigious Abel mathematics prize for his work in dynamical systems and mathematical physics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Wednesday.
TED backs unmasking bad actors behind shell firms
TED threw its weight behind a quest to unmask evil doers who use "shell companies" to hide illicit wealth or fund foul deeds.
Israeli prize for Polish, French US intellectuals
A Polish intellectual, a U.S. professor and a French historian are among the winners of this year's prestigious Dan David Prize.
Google to award $1.6 mn to four Brazilian NGOs
Google will award $1.6 million in prize money to four non-profit groups submitting winning proposals to help Brazil combat lingering social ills, the company announced Monday.
Winning idea: Robot museum tour of Tate after dark
Israeli president becomes Guinness Record holder
Israel's 90-year-old president, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has added another title to his extensive repertoire: holder of a Guinness record.
Israeli prize honors foreign scientists, artist
Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize this year will honor American, Canadian, Swedish and Taiwanese scientists.
American Peter Molnar wins Crafoord science prize
American scientist Peter Molnar has been awarded the 2014 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences for a groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of the driving forces behind plate motions and the place of continents in earth's ...
How to break free from the stifling grip of luxury journals
Last week was the most memorable week of my scientific career. Accompanied by family, friends and colleagues, I was honoured with the award of a Nobel Prize in an unforgettable ceremony and banquet. That ...
A terahertz generator with the highest signal quality
Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the firm Luz WaveLabs are developing an innovative Terahertz generator that improves signal quality by one million times as compared to the best ...
Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals
Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes
The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements: