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People who win big prizes shouldn’t get taxed when they give...

Ellen P. Aprill, Loyola Law School Los Angeles When former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he didn’t keep the approximately...

Lise Meitner – the forgotten woman of nuclear physics who deserved...

Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Nuclear fission – the physical process by which very large atoms like uranium split into pairs of smaller atoms –...

Paul Romer and William Nordhaus – why they won the 2018...

Sergey V. Popov, Cardiff University William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (colloquially known as the...

Why more women don’t win science Nobels

Mary K. Feeney, Arizona State University One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet...

2018 Nobel Prize for physics goes to tools made from light...

Todd Adams, Florida State University ...

Breast cancer risk higher in western parts of time zones; is...

Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens, University of Connecticut The 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to three researchers “for their discoveries of molecular...

Economist who helped behavioral ‘nudges’ go mainstream wins Nobel

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University The 2017 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler for his work in...

Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just...

Melanie Ohi, University of Michigan and Michael Cianfrocco, University of Michigan Many people will never have heard of cryo-electron microscopy before the announcement that Jacques...

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Brian Edward Kinghorn, Marshall Univeristy Matt Cox knew he would be criticized when he forced his 10-year-old daughter to walk 5 miles to school in...