Nobel Prize 2019 – Physiology or Medicine

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It is once again Nobel prize week, and as is traditional, Medicine kicks the proceedings off. So who has contributed to our understanding and won this year? Press Release details are here … The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 was awarded jointly to … William … Read moreNobel Prize 2019 – Physiology or Medicine

IgNobel 2019 – Funny and Fascinating – #IgNobel

The 29th First Annual IgNobel Prize ceremony happened last night at the Sanders Theatre in Harvard University, Cambridge. It is a tad tricky to explain. The IgNobel awards are parody, but also serious, and yet still done as a spoof , but the research that wins is real research published in credible peer-review journals. Those that win … Read moreIgNobel 2019 – Funny and Fascinating – #IgNobel

2018 John Maddox Prize – given for taking a bold scientific stance

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You might perhaps have never heard about the John Maddox Prize, and so you could naturally be inclined to think … “The What?”. This however is special. First, let’s very briefly do a bit of background on it. Sense about science is the British charity that funds and promotes the John Maddox Prize in conjunction with the … Read more2018 John Maddox Prize – given for taking a bold scientific stance

Nobel Prize 2018 – Chemistry

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Today it is the 3rd of the 4 Nobel awards scheduled for announcement this week – Chemistry. This one is interesting for three reasons. Those who did not win .. but should have. Dmitri Mendeleev created the periodic table, and so was perhaps the ideal candidate for the Nobel prize in Chemistry, but alas he was never granted it. … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Chemistry