Topic: Richard Heck
The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to three economists who examined how unemployment can remain high while jobs stand vacant.
Richard Heck worked in the 1960s to find a new way to bond carbon atoms. Now, some two decades after he retired, he has been honored with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The three winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry found new ways to use the metal palladium as a chemical matchmaker.
Two Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, prompting special editions of newspapers and popular cheer after a run of bad news about political scandal and a stuttering economy.