Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath first determined how to image the ribosome, then revealed how it does its protein-making work
Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Pioneer in Fiber Optics and Inventors of Digital Image Sensor [Update]
The three researchers paved the way for broadband telecommunications and the proliferation of digital photography
Work on Telomeres Wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 3 U.S. Genetic Researchers [Update]
Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak are recognized for research into telomeres--a key chromosome component--and the related enzyme telomerase
Obama's Nuclear Arms Agenda Helps Him Win 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Committee makes controversial choice by giving the nod to a sitting U.S. president in the midst of disarmament negotiations
Economics Nobel Highlights How Social Relationships Explain Certain Economic Activities
Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson win the prize for their analyses of cooperation and conflict in economic governance
Ribosome Unraveled: A Q&A with Nobelist Thomas Steitz
One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry describes the efforts that went into piercing the ribosome's secrets
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for studies of the protein-manufacturing ribosome, with implications for antibiotic development...
New Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak and Surrogates Film Director Jonathan Mostow
Jack Szostak, who just shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, talks about his latest research on the origin of life. And Scientific American editor George Musser talks to Jonathan Mostow, director of the new Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller Surrogates ...
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Harvard's Jack Szostak, Johns Hopkins's Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn at U.C. San Francisco, for their work on telomeres and telomerase...
Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Charles Kao of Standard Communications Labs in England and the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the invention of practical optical fiber communication, and George Smith and Willard Boyle of Bell Labs in New Jersey, for inventing the charge-coupled device, the CCD, making digital cameras possible...
Celebrating The Nobel Prizes
More than 130 Nobelists have written more than 200 articles for Scientific American. Here's a sampling, along with a look at the prizes themselves
Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded
On the eve of the Nobel Prize announcements, the Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded at Harvard, for studies into knuckle-cracking and other vital medical and scientific research. Karen Hopkin retorts...
Light-Wave Communications [Reprint]
The first commercial test of light-wave telephone service is under way in Chicago. The signals are dispatched over glass fibers in pulses generated by tiny solid-state light sources
Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer [Reprint]
An unusual enzyme called telomerase acts on parts of chromosomes known as telomeres. The enzyme has recently been found in many human tumors and is being eyed as a new target for cancer therapy...
The Origin of Life on Earth
Fresh clues hint at how the first living organisms arose from inanimate matter