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One Photon's Journey: Saul Perlmutter

This is the story of the evolution of life on earth during one photon’s journey across the universe. Told by Saul Perlmutter who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.

October 14, 2015 — Nature Video

Could a Cow Virus Cause Colon Cancer?

The remote possibility that I might develop mad cow disease as a result has never stopped me from diving into a nice juicy hamburger (preferably with a generous helping of ketchup and relish).

July 1, 2014 — Christine Gorman

When Scientists Experiment on Themselves: H. pylori and Ulcers

In the summer of 1984, the Australian scientist Neil Noakes took some bacteria from a petri dish, mixed them with lukewarm beef extract - the normal nutrient solution for bacteria in the lab - and filled a little more than one cup into a beaker.

July 5, 2014 — Hanno Charisius

Why Don’t Grasshoppers Catch Colds?

File this under things you never thought to ask: Why are grasshoppers and other insects resistant to so many different infections? Jules Hoffmann asked himself that question nearly fifty years ago and in the process of trying to figure out the answer, he eventually won a share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or [...]

June 30, 2014 — Christine Gorman

Dogs Sniff Out Clues to Cancer

Dogs play a crucial role in human cancer research. More young scientists and physicians should know this, says Floryne O. Buishand, a Young Scientist at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

July 3, 2014 — Kathleen Raven

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