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Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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.

By January 29, 2014

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Higgs boson theory nets Nobel for pair of physicists

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.

By October 8, 2013

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Anti-hijacker trap door among loony Ig Nobel prizes

Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.

By September 13, 2013

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Want a Nobel? Forgo glasses, shave, wait till you're 60

Is there a winning set of personal characteristics that can give you an edge in the race to nab a Nobel Prize?

By October 10, 2012

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Nobel Prize in physics awarded for work in quantum optics

Two researchers independently have developed ways to measure and manipulate individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature.

By October 9, 2012

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Ig Nobels celebrate ponytail math, shut up gun

The latest honorees for science gone wild include researchers who analyzed why leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller.

By September 22, 2012

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Ig Nobels honor study of horny beetles, why we sigh

Awards are given out to scientists studying a range of animal and human behavior in humorous research.

By September 30, 2011

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WikiLeaks, Net nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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.

By March 1, 2011

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Nobel-winning super-thin screens will be on phones next year, says scientist

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.

By November 12, 2010

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Graphene research yields Nobel Prize in physics

Graphene holds the potential for profoundly transforming materials science--everything from computer chips and flexible displays to solar cells and lighter aircraft.

By October 5, 2010