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DNA is under constant attack from the environment — and the three winners get the prize for mapping and explaining how cells manage to keep it sheltered
Reseach by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald meant that the elusive particles could finally be placed within the known rules of physics
Neutrinos are very common fundamental particles in the universe — but we still don’t know all that much about them
Ge Hong's 'handbook of prescriptions for emergencies' from 340AD included a key passage on how to treat malaria
All human life and much beyond is covered by this year’s alternative awards
Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list
Inventions may change the world, but not all count as progress, and several inventors have later come to regret their bright idea.
He always said he had no regrets about inventing the AK-47. But in the days before his death he may have had a change of heart
Politics simmer as body of former president returns to birthplace
Thamsanqa Jantjie said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode, and that there was ‘nothing he could do’ when he started hearing voices and hallucinating
They came and waited patiently in their thousands for a momentary glimpse of their hero, passing the time with songs and stories about the leader who changed their lives. Andrew Buncombe joined the queue in Pretoria
In front of leaders from around the world, South Africa’s current President was derided as Nelson Mandela was honoured
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
People have not forgotten his words after the far-right extremist killed 77 people in Oslo and on Utoya Island
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation help fund development of the new material to promote condom use and stop the spread of HIV
Dr Sanger was 'one of the most important scientists of the 20th century'