Science prizes

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Misinformation fuelled by ‘tsunami’ of poor research, says science prize winner
Dutch microbiologist Elisabeth Bik, winner of prestigious John Maddox prize, says trust in science is being undermined

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US duo for work on sense of touch
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian share 10m-kronor prize for discovery of receptors for temperature and touch

Ian Sample Science editor

04, Oct, 2021 @11:35 AM

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The Guardian view on unorthodox thinking: science would not get far without it | Editorial
Editorial: The Ig Nobels are a reminder that Jonathan Swift was wrong about reason. Without research driven by curiosity, there would be far fewer breakthroughs


10, Sep, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prize
Research from the more unusual realms of science is recognised every year at this alternative awards ceremony

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Sep, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Steven Weinberg obituary
Winner of the 1979 Nobel prize whose insights determined the direction of high-energy particle physics for decades

Frank Close

02, Aug, 2021 @4:02 PM

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The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson review – a science page-turner
Designer babies and ethical quicksand ... The biographer of Steve Jobs tells the story of Jennifer Doudna and the development of gene-editing

Laura Spinney

11, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Jack Steinberger obituary
Nobel prizewinning scientist whose work played a significant role in the development of modern particle physics theory

Frank Close

11, Jan, 2021 @5:58 PM

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US game theory specialists win Nobel prize in economics
Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson awarded prize 26 years after game theory scholar John Nash

Phillip Inman

12, Oct, 2020 @4:50 PM

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Three scientists share Nobel prize in physics for work on black holes
Roger Penrose says win, shared with Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez, ‘is in some ways a distraction’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

06, Oct, 2020 @1:58 PM

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Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US-UK trio for work on hepatitis C
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice share 10m Swedish kronor prize

Ian Sample Science editor

05, Oct, 2020 @4:32 PM

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Frozen poo and narcissists' eyebrows studies win Ig Nobel prizes
Gongs also awarded for research into vibrating earthworms, French kissing and bellowing alligators

Ian Sample Science editor

17, Sep, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Sir Paul Nurse: 'The UK has taken a leap several decades into the past'
The Nobel prize-winning scientist on Covid-19 and the burden of Brexit

Andrew Anthony

15, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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