Science News: 10/16/12

Welcome to the science news, Nobel Prize/space jump/shrimp puke edition! (Yes, I am serious. Pics after the cut!) Read More Science News: 10/16/12

Gosh-Garnet! It’s Time for January’s Birthstone.

Now this is a stone that a biologist can really love: the name “garnet” does not refer to just one stone, but to a series of several species (yes! Species! I told you biologists would love it) of stone, each one similar, and yet unique, in their formation and chemical structure. Oh January, January, you truly have a mess of riches. Read More Gosh-Garnet! It’s Time for January’s Birthstone.

Women in Science: Nobel Prize edition

Over the past week, the Nobel Committee has announced its 2011 award winners. Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but they were the only women honored this year. In fact, since the awards were created in 1901, only 43 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes or the associated Prize in Economic Science, out of a total of 853 Nobel Laureates. Read More Women in Science: Nobel Prize edition