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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 Jan. 29, 2014


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 Oct. 8, 2013


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 Sep. 13, 2013


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 Oct. 9, 2012


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 Oct. 10, 2012


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 Mar. 1, 2011


Nobel laureate: Wind is not the future

One of the world's leading physicists warns that wind energy is a waste of resources and that solar energy should be the focus.

By Jun. 1, 2009


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 Oct. 5, 2010


Loaded: Twitter for Nobel Peace Prize

We get a look at Microsoft Office 2010, a former White House aide thinks that Twitter could win a Nobel Peace Prize, and Apple Netbook rumors resurface.

By Jul. 13, 2009


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 Nov. 12, 2010