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Nobel Committee for Physics members announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The laureates are (from left) Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Proved Einstein Right; Now They've Won The 2017 Physics Nobel Prize

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Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine were shown on a screen at Monday's announcement. From left to right: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer give their acceptance speech after winning the Ig Nobel Economics Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday. The pair won for their experiments to see how contact with a live crocodile affects a person's willingness to gamble. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Singer Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Nobel Prize

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Bob Dylan, who announced he would accept in person the Nobel Prize for Literature, was silent after it was announced he would receive the prize. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Star Wars has devoted fans who dress up like their favorite characters, but now Lucasfilm, the film's parent company, is saying the New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy went too far. Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit in which it noted that the academy's logos were too similar to the logos used in the film. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Luke Perry Makes The Cover Of AARP

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A Nobel In Literature For Bob Dylan, Whose Words Transcend Form

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Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, economists Oliver Hart (left) and Bengt Holmström, are displayed on a screen at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Monday. They won the prize for their work on contract theory. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are displayed on a screen during a press conference to announce the winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Wednesday. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics are displayed on a screen during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the 2016 Nobel Physics Prize "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter." Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sir Harold W. Kroto, a winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave a lecture on nanoarchitecture in May 2007, in Brussels. "Find something to do where only your best effort will satisfy you," he advised students. Sebastien Pirlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: Sir Harry Kroto Was More Than A Nobel Prize Winner

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Kroto displays a model of his discovery in 1996: a soccer ball-shape carbon molecule that spawned a new field of study and could act as a tiny cage to transport other chemicals. Michael Scates/AP hide caption

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A Discoverer Of The Buckyball Offers Tips On Winning A Nobel Prize

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The model of a DNA stands on a desk during a press conference to announce the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 on Wednesday at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Turkish-American Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on how cells repair damaged DNA. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Professors Anne L'Huillier, left, Goran K. Hansson and Olga Botner, right, announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, in Stockholm, on Oct. 6. Fredrik Sandberg/AP hide caption

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The "Super-Kamiokande" neutrino detector operated by the University of Tokyo's Institute for Cosmic Ray Research helped scientist Takaaki Kajita win a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Canadian Arthur B. McDonald. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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