Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a new type of microscopy that allows researchers, for the first time, to see individual molecules inside living cells.
Some might say a group of Swedish scientists have “got a lot of nerve,” running a 17-year secret contest to hide as many Bob Dylan lyrics as possible in their scholarly articles. The attitude of others, no doubt: “Don’t think twice, it’s all right.”
Decades after the threat of extinction led to them being protected from whalers, there are now about 2,200 blue whales off the West Coast, according to a new study.
Four mathematicians were today awarded the Fields Medal, including Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female mathematician to be given the honor that’s often called math’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a “real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman,” the company says.
Lots of people are making money off marijuana sales. Officials in San Bernardino, a Southern California city that filed for bankruptcy in 2012, are suggesting that it might as well profit too.
In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.
The area of Russia is said to be called, ominously enough, the end of the world. And that’s where researchers are headed this week, to investigate a large crater whose appearance reportedly caught scientists by surprise.
The Hubble Space Telescope is being pressed into service to search for a post-Pluto “icy body” as a last stop for NASA’s New Horizons probe.
The U.S. hit a milestone Friday, as the government’s monthly jobs report showed that in May, the country finally surpassed the number of jobs it had before the recession started.