News tagged with prize

Democracy trumps cash as key to Nobel success

For a scientist to win a Nobel Prize, many things have to come together—ample funding, a supportive environment, even luck. But one rarely recognised factor may be more important than any other: democracy.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Other
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British scientist wins top French prize

Margaret Buckingham, a Scottish-born biologist, has been awarded one of France's top science prizes, the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) announced on Wednesday.

dateSep 18, 2013 in Other
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Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries (Update)

(AP)—An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Other
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Breaking the code of royal purple

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn't fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

dateAug 30, 2013 in Materials Science
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The developmental on-switch

German researchers have demonstrated for the first time why the molecular cocktail responsible for generating stem cells works. Sox2 and Oct4 are proteins whose effect on cells resembles that of an eraser: ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Fast detector for a wide wavelength range

Free-electron lasers are extremely versatile research tools because their intense, super short light flashes permit a closer look at new materials and even biological molecules; thus, allowing effects to ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in General Physics
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Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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