A screen shows the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm Tuesday.
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October 07, 2014

3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

A trio of scientists, two from Japan and one from the U.S., will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), leading to a new, environmentally friendly light source.


A screen presents the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
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October 06, 2014

3 Win Medicine Nobel For Discovering Brain GPS

Three neuroscientists from Europe will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of how the brain determines where the body is in space.


May Berenbaum with an insect
Photo by UIUC News Service
October 03, 2014

White House Honors U of I Entomologist May Berenbaum

President Barack Obama on Friday awarded the National Medal of Science to a group of researchers that includes University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum.


Biologist Danielle Lee from Cornell University uses hip hop as a tool in the classroom for science education.
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July 17, 2014

Using Hip Hop To Teach Science

Imagine being in a science class and getting bombarded with complicated terms and phrases. It can be daunting for people of color who are underrepresented in the sciences.


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