How do you avoid cosmic background radiation from skewing your research? Do your research a kilometre or more underground.
For the European Union, which won a Nobel Peace Prize today, the award is certainly some consolation from the pains of being in debt, even if the choice seems bizarre and - gasp! - political. Not surprisingly, politicians are making no attempt to hid…
Quantum mechanics took the Nobel Prize for physics this year, as the duo of Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the U.S. were awarded this morning for a body of work that in part showed how to observe individual quantum particles.