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Two Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics For Neutrinos Discoveries

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:22pm

Arthur McDonald of Canada and Takaaki Kajita of Japan were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for discovering that subatomic particles called neutrinos can switch from one kind to another. NPR has more about the win and how it could change physics in a big way.

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Physics Nobel Awarded For Work On Neutrinos' Metamorphosis

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:25am

Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald found that neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space — and that they have mass.

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Nobel Prize In Physics To Be Announced

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:13am

A Nobel committee on Tuesday announces the winner of the 2015 prize in physics.

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How Often Are Female Authors Assigned By Male And Female Professors?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:13am

Analysis finds that four in five course readings in the field of international relations are written by men. Female professors are 36 percent more likely to offer readings that have female authors.

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2 Scientists Win 2015 Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:13am

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass," the committee announced Tuesday morning in Stockholm.

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An Ace Up The Poker Star's Sleeve: The Surprising Upside Of Stereotypes

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:08pm

Annie Duke was often the only woman at the poker table, which influenced the way people saw her, and the way she saw herself. Feeling like an outsider can come at a cost, but also can be an advantage.

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On Orders From Mao, Researchers Set Off On Nobel-Winning Drug Work

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:17pm

In the 1960s, Chairman Mao ordered scientists to find a malaria antidote to help ailing soldiers in North Vietnam. Today's Nobel Prize for medicine went to one of those researchers.

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U.S. Coast Guard Continues Search For El Faro Survivors

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 3:27pm

The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.

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How 'Forbidden' Black Rice Flourished For Millennia

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:55pm

Once reserved for the exclusive use of Chinese royalty, black rice these days has become the darling of gourmets seeking superior nutrition. Now geneticists have traced where this rare rice came from.

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The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:36pm

Refuse to share a pencil, turn down a date, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

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Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:30am

The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.

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Nobel Prize In Medicine Announced

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:45am

William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine.

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Nobel Season Kicks Off With Prize In Medicine

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:06am

Scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The 3 researchers won for discovering drugs used to treat parasitic diseases that affect millions of people each year.

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Finding A New Self When Your Brain Betrays You

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 7:03pm

As his Alzheimer's disease advances, Greg O'Brien finds his personality shifting, too. "I know I can't go back to who I was before," he says. "I've got to learn to live with the new me.

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For Environmentalists, Mines Near Wilderness Are Too Close For Comfort

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 11:03am

A couple is spending 365 days in the nation's most visited wilderness area to raise awareness of a sulfide-ore mining plan they say will put the watershed ecosystem in danger. Some locals disagree.

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What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:09pm

Scientists soared through clouds with a new instrument that takes 3-D pictures of the edge. What they learned about the size and density of droplets surprised them, and might lead to better forecasts.

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Atlas Rocket Lifts Off In Florida, Delivering A Spectacular Sky Show

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 9:19am

The exhaust plume left by the booster, which was carrying a Mexican satellite into orbit, left some strange and interesting patterns in the morning sky.

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How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking All the Rules?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.

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What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.

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How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on ways we can find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.

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