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  • Prestigious Kavli Prize goes to 'cosmic inflation' theorists (+video)

    Three physicists who helped develop the theory that the universe expanded rapidly in the moments following the Big Bang have been awarded the $1 million Kavli Prize, which also went to six other scientists studying neuroscience and nanoscience.

  • Three $1 million prizes given to nine scientists

    Nine scientists won the prestigious Kavli Prizes on Thursday, awarded biennially for discoveries in astrophysics, neuroscience, and nanoscience. 

  • Energy Voices Solar power sings 'I love rock 'n' roll,' study finds

    Pop and rock music boosted the efficiency of solar cells used to produce electricity by 40 percent, according to a study by scientists in London. Rock on, solar power.   

  • World rankings: Top 10 universities in 2013

    Britain's leading higher education publication, The Times Higher Education, released its annual global ranking of universities for 2013-2014. Here are the top 10 schools:

  • Did life on Earth come from a comet?

    New research suggests that  the collision of icy comets with our planet billions of years ago may have produced a 'cosmic factory' for early life on Earth.

  • Earthquake gold: Earthquake movements turn water into gold

    Earthquake gold: Water in faults vaporizes during an earthquake, depositing gold, according to a model published in the March 17 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.

  • 'Cold fusion' co-discoverer Martin Fleischmann dies

    Martin Fleischmann, the British electrochemist who in 1989 controversially proclaimed to have discovered a way to produce nuclear fusion in a room-temperature glass bottle, passed away on Friday. 

  • World rankings: top 10 universities around the globe

    Britain's leading higher education publication, The Times Higher Education, today released its 2012 reputation rankings for universities worldwide. Here is a list of the top 10.

  • The world's top universities in 2011

    For the second year in a row, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped America’s Harvard University in the annual QS ranking of the world’s top universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based higher education consulting firm, released its much-anticipated list of the top 300 today. Academic reputation – a subjective assessment – accounts for 40 percent of the score that determines where schools end up on the rankings. You can get a closer look at the methodology here. This year’s top 10 dropped American universities Princeton and California Institute of Technology in favor of two other leading US schools. You can check out last year’s top 10 here and explore why QS’s rankings caused such a stir.

  • Opinion British riots: Cameron clashes with basic law

    By proposing that rioters and their families be evicted from public housing, British Prime Minister Cameron is promoting collective punishment for the acts of an individual – an ancient injustice that the Old Testament rejected.

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