Congratulations goes out to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura. Some 20 years ago, they invented the blue light-emitting diode, an energy-efficient and environmentally efficient light source with revolutionary implications.
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's internal positioning system.
Outraged by the unsavory tactics of climate change deniers, physicist Christopher Keating says he'll give $10,000 to anyone who can use the scientific method to prove that human-instigated climate change isn't real.
Imagine being able to come up with your own insanely futuristic idea — and then having teams race to achieve your goal. The recently launched HeroX platform could make this happen.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we all had a personal medical scanning device like Star Trek's tricorder? Now the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is hoping to make it happen. We spoke to some contestants to learn how they're planning to win part of the $10 million in prize money.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, after beating out Jonathan Franzen's Freedom for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle prize earlier this month.
Author Gruff Davies has found a whole new way to promote a novel — his science fiction thriller, The Looking Glass Club, contains a series of puzzles — and if you solve them, you can win prizes, including an iPad.
Congratulations to Chris Beckett, whose story collection The Turing Test has won the prestigious Edge Hill Prize, plus £5,000 and a specially commissioned painting by artist Pete Clarke. The win is especially notable since Beckett's book came out on a small press, which has since gone out of business, and he was up…