The winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics says scientists shouldn't feel pressured to do research that has economic or commercial ramifications. Science for the sake of science is more important.
Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.
Canadian physician and scientist Maud Menten's discovery about enzymes was foundational in the work of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient.
Artificial intelligence research owes a lot to biology and chemistry.
Female role models can inspire the next generation through many different media.
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
We need action to increase the number of black scientists if we're ever to see a black Nobel winner.
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus both developed the field of economic growth.
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
The prize recognises that violence against women has become a weapon of war.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Donna Strickland is the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Let's hope the next such award to a woman won't take so long.
The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to three scientists for the inventions of optical tweezers – in which two laser beams can hold a tiny object – and a method for creating powerful lasers.
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for encouraging immune cells to attack cancer. See how their work has revolutionized cancer therapies and medicine.
In a remarkably short period of time, drugs that harness the power of the immune system, have been used to successfully treat many cancers.
This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?
Maude Abbott's discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It's time she received her due credit.
Born in Italy in 1909, Levi-Montalcini avoided being transported to Auschwitz as a young woman and rose to prominence as a neurobiologist. She was a co-recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.