October 10, 2012 Because about half of all drugs act on the receptors that let humans sense their environment, the scientists' work has been incredibly important for the development of pharmaceuticals.
October 9, 2012 David Wineland of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is one of this year's two Nobel physics winners. NIST is the federal agency known for keeping accurate time using the atomic clock, and Wineland's Nobel has implications for even more accurate time-keeping. But what else does NIST do?
October 9, 2012 Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States have been honored for their work on the interaction between life and matter — in particular, the "fundamental interactions between light particles and matter."
October 6, 2011 His work "gives us fresh access to reality," the Nobel committee says. The surrealist poet has also spent a career as a psychiatrist working with institutionalized children.
October 4, 2011 Nobody expected the result. Nobody knew what to do with it. It came as a complete surprise. It sent cosmologists back to their blackboards, rethinking the structure of the universe and its history. Now the work has earned a Nobel Prize.
October 3, 2011 The prizes aren't normally given posthumously. But the committee didn't know that scientist Ralph Steinman had passed away.
October 6, 2010 Nobel Chemistry prize winner; NATO tanker trucks burned; Yemeni attacks;
October 4, 2010 Nobel Medicine Prize; Supreme Court opens; tankers attacked in Pakistan; Verizon Wireless to offer some refunds
October 1, 2010 Remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole drench east coast; insurgents attack tanker trucks in Pakistan; Nobel Prize laureates to be announced next week.