Tag: Nobel Prizes

You Need Something New to Watch. What About the Universe?

Op-Docs Discover the boundaries of science — from your couch. Video transcript Back 0:00/13:02 transcript The Sound of Gravity Albert Einstein had a theory. These scientists proved it a century later. Wherever you go, there are things in nature that you can see or things that you hear. [MUSIC PLAYING] Things that sort of grab […]

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John Houghton, Who Sounded Alarm on Climate Change, Dies at 88

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. John Houghton, a climate scientist and influential figure in the United Nations panel that brought the threat of climate change to the world’s attention and received a Nobel Prize, died on April 15 in Dolgellau, […]

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Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is Dead at 96

Philip W. Anderson, an American physicist whose explorations of electronic behavior in solid materials like glass, crystals and alloys led to a Nobel Prize and deepened science’s understanding of magnetism, superconductivity and the structure of matter, died on Sunday in Princeton, N.J. He was 96. His daughter, Susan Anderson, confirmed the death. “Anderson was the […]

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To Fight the Coronavirus, Cut the Red Tape

These are scary times. The world is living through the double whammy of a pandemic health care crisis and a possible global economic depression. Fighting the coronavirus is hard enough. Government regulations shouldn’t make it any harder. But that’s exactly what’s happening. We have identified five kinds of regulations that we believe are hindering us […]

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