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2016 Kavli Prize Winners
2016 Kavli Prize Winners
Tanya Lewis | Jun 2, 2016
This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Tanya Lewis | May 25, 2016
Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.
Lasker Winners Announced
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 8, 2015
DNA-damage response and cancer immunotherapy discoveries are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Handicapable
Handicapable
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2015
Meet Tilak Ratnanather, the deaf biomedical engineer who mentors hard-of-hearing students headed for STEM careers.
Two Chemists Knighted
Two Chemists Knighted
Kerry Grens | Jan 2, 2015
Researchers who contributed to the development of Viagra and produced “greener” solvents, respectively, achieved knight status from the Queen of England.
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 22, 2014
This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things. 
Lasker Winners Announced
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 8, 2014
This year’s prizes honor pioneering work on the unfolded protein response, deep-brain stimulation, and the discovery of cancer-related genes.
Opinion: Accomplishments Over Accolades
Opinion: Accomplishments Over Accolades
Nikolai Slavov | Aug 11, 2014
Award-seeking and career-building behavior is contributing to the rise of bad science. 
Science with a Sense of Humor
Science with a Sense of Humor
Erin Weeks | Sep 13, 2013
Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.
Golden Goose Awards Given Again
Golden Goose Awards Given Again
Erin Weeks | Sep 12, 2013
Researchers behind high-impact studies that at first seemed obscure are honored in another round of prizes.