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Researches Who Theorized 'God Particle' Get Physics Nobel

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert of Belgium, and British scientist Peter W. Higgs. The two scientists independently, and at almost exactly the same time, proposed the existence of the so-called "God particle" or Higgs boson as part of a mechanism that explains how the universe works at the most fundamental level. Their theory was recently confirmed by experiments this summer at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

An Aerogramme From Professor Higgs, Nobel Winner

Peter Higgs just won a Nobel Prize for his research on a theory involving a particle that bears his name. How did that come to be? The unexpected answer came in the mail 16 years ago.

Higgs Boson Researchers Awarded The Nobel Prize In Physics

Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles."

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned

For the few hundred people living in the cell- and wireless-free town of Green Bank, W.Va., staying connected — to each other and to the outside world — is a daily challenge. The area is within a zone designed to protect a giant radio telescope from interference.

Even Antarctica Feels Effects Of The Government Shutdown

Scientists who study the remote, rugged continent at the bottom of the world are on edge as funding for research there remains in jeopardy. It hasn't been decided yet if Antarctic operations for the research season will be allowed to continue.

Scientists Win Nobel For Work On How Cells Communicate

Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year. They won for pioneering work in basic biology — how cells communicate with each other. The research has led to the development of diagnostic tests and could someday lead to new treatments for diseases of the nervous and immune systems.

Nobel Winners Decoded How Neurons And Cells Talk To Each Other

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 goes to three scientists for discovering how cells secrete hormones and neurotransmitters. The research provided sweeping insights into how the brain transmits signals, the immune system attacks pathogens and insulin gets into the bloodstream.

Researchers From U.S., Germany, Share Nobel Prize For Medicine

The trio was celebrated by the Nobel committee for unlocking a key mystery of cell function. The researchers "have revealed the exquisitely precise control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo," the committee says.

Nobel Prize Awarded In Medicine

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. The Nobel committee cited their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.

Why Women Might Be Giving Up On Math And Science

Science, math and engineering are still dominated by men, and few professors in those fields are women. Host Arun Rath talks to Eileen Pollack, who wrote about the bias that may keep women out for The New York Times.