Tag: Nobel Prize

Whatever happened to graphene?

Whatever happened to graphene?

A decade ago, the discovery of graphene left everyone in anticipation of a tech revolution. But where has all the hype gone?

Yeast in science: from glass to flask

Yeast in science: from glass to flask

We eat (or drink) them all the time, but what about in the lab? For scientists, yeast has been an invaluable tool for making biological discoveries.

A Few Nobel Women

A Few Nobel Women

The most prestigious scientific prize is being awarded this week – the Nobel Prize. Who will win? History tells us not to expect many women among the winners and that points to systemic problems in STEM.

Nobel in Chemistry for an Evolutionary Revolution

Nobel in Chemistry for an Evolutionary Revolution

Evolution, the process of gradual changes to genetic information in each generation over millions of years, proposed by Charles Darwin in the 19th century is being revolutionized by modern science. Unexpectedly, the revolution is driven not by evolutionary biologists or ecologists, but rather centered around…

Lacking Nobel-ity

Lacking Nobel-ity

Do you want to learn about how the material of pants affects the sex life of rats?  Or about the different personalities of rocks? How about someone who invented prosthetic limbs to mimic the movement of goats? These are only a few examples of hilarious…