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Turning Failure into Nobel Gold

Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beth Shapiro discuss why only certain speci...

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Happy Birthday, Boris Pasternak

On February 10, 1890, writer Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow, Russia.


Chimps vs. Humans: Successful Societies

Video. How can humans and chimpanzees use their smarts to improve their socieites?

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Mosquitos Shown to Spread Malaria

On August 20, 1897, British doctor Ronald Ross proved that malaria could be spread by mosquitoes.

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Mother Teresa Dies

On September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died in Calcutta (now Kolkota), India, at the age of 87. ...

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CFC Researchers Win Nobel Prize

On October 11, 1995, Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland, and Paul Crutzen won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their wo...

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Dalai Lama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

On October 5, 1989, the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the C...

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King became the most important and infl...

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Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

On October 12, 2007, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wo...