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.
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.
Graphene, a super-strong, transparent form of carbon one atom thick, could be used in displays, solar panels, and lightweight composites. Two Russian-born scientists found a way to isolate it, winning the 2010 physics Nobel Prize.
Nigerian leadership has a record of failure and the roots can be traced to Nigerian society, where echoes of slavery linger, guest blogger Jeremy Weate argues.
Nobel Prize winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were recognized today for their work with one-atom thick carbon known as graphene. The Nobel Prize committee recognized their "playfulness."
Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards is the British scientist who developed in-vitro fertilization, a controversial breakthrough that helped infertile couples but drew criticism from some religious groups.
A look at the global state of free speech.
UNITED KINGDOM AND 15 COMMONWEALTHS: Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, when her father died. She has four children and eight grandchildren. The heir apparent is her son Charles, Prince of Wales. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are seen at the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster in London on May 25.
Wreck Of Andrea Doria: The 75-pound bronze bridge bell from the SS Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner that sunk off of the coast of Massachusetts in 1956, has been discovered by a group of divers.
Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, will marry Monaco's Prince Albert in the summer of 2011.