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Nobel Prize

  1. One Nobel Recipient Accepted Her Prize Wearing A Gown Covered In Neurons That She Discovered

    As much as we don't want the fashion choices of the world's incredibly important scientists to necessarily overshadow their scientific achievements, you've got to admit that wearing a ballgown decked out in sequined examples of the very neurons you helped to discover is ridiculously awesome. It's like May-Britt Moser is a real-life Ms. Frizzle, except she uses her time and talent to help everyone, rather than send a bunch of ungrateful kids on impossible field trips.

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  2. Malala Yousafzai Accepted Her Nobel Peace Prize This Morning on Behalf of Girls Everywhere

    "No one can stop me, or stop us, because now we are millions."

    At a ceremony in Oslo earlier today, 17-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai became the 16th woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. According to The BBC, "Nobel organisers say there have never been such standing ovations."

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Our Game of Thrones Sweatshirt Of Choice

    Misandry! (via Human)

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  4. Authors Doris Lessing, Barbara Park Pass Away

    Today in Depressing

    Doris Lessing and Barbara Park. One a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, the other a best-selling author of children's books. We're sad to report that both of them have gone to that great book store in the sky.

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  5. Author Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

    million dollar lady

    Girls just wanna have the highest literary honor in the world.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: A Pendant for that Game of Thrones Loving Neck You Know

    Things We Saw Today

    You can find this mothery dragony pendant at Pendant Lab on Etsy.

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  7. Peter W. Higgs and François Englert Win Nobel Prize in Physics for the Higgs Boson

    Congratulations, gentlemen. Guess it's time to get your boson.

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to Peter W. Higgs and François Englert for their work on theorizing the Higgs boson particle. The Higgs boson has been in the news a lot over the last few years, but Higgs and Englert's work theorizing it took place in the 1960's. It's about time, Nobel Committee.

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  8. How Much is a Nobel Prize Worth? If It’s Francis Crick’s, the Answer is $2 Million

    In 1962 Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on discovering DNA's double helix structure. There's a cash purse that comes along with the Nobel, but everyone knows the real prize is that everyone will think you're the smartest person in the room for the rest of your life. Unfortunately you can't sell that feeling at auction, but you can sell the medal. So what's a used 1962 Nobel prize actually worth? Crick's Nobel prize just sold at auction for a cool $2 million.

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  9. R.I.P. Oldest Living Nobel Prize Winner, Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    Yesterday, at the age of 103, Rita Levi-Montalcini died the longest lived Nobel Prize Winner in history, the tenth woman to be elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the co-discoverer of nerve growth factor, and a woman who refused to let her father's ideas about gender or a state's ideas about race keep her from doing some pretty great science.

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  10. Meet 102-Year-Old Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Who Might Know How to Live Forever

    Clever Girl

    Rita Levi-Montalcini, who will turn 103 on April 22, is the longest-living women to have won the Nobel Prize (for Physiology or Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor, or NGF, a protein crucial for the growth, maintenance, and survival of neurons. She now continues to work every day as a Senator for Life in Italy. The fact that Levi-Montalcini discovered NGF (along with Stanley Cohen) is making people wonder: Has this woman unlocked one of the secrets to longevity? Exhibit A: She's about to turn 103 and still goes to work every day.

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