Two members of the Norwegian parliament say NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made "a critical contribution" to restoring the balance between national security and civil liberties.
The prestigious award goes to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who a half-century ago independently proposed what became the Higgs boson, discovered in 2012.
Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.
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Two researchers independently have developed ways to measure and manipulate individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature.
The latest honorees for science gone wild include researchers who analyzed why leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller.
Awards are given out to scientists studying a range of animal and human behavior in humorous research.
Whistle-blower site and the Internet in general are among the 241 nominees for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, with winners to be announced in October.
The transparent, super-strong material that won UK scientists the Nobel last month could be on prototype Samsung mobiles by next summer, according to one of the winners.
Graphene holds the potential for profoundly transforming materials science--everything from computer chips and flexible displays to solar cells and lighter aircraft.