Peter Higgs reveals he first heard he won the prestigious award when he was on his way home from lunch, and had not checked his messages
The singer said the song, which has been banned by a number of British institutions, has been misunderstood
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A young student has just struck literary gold, discovering four previously unknown stories written more than a century ago by Katherine Mansfield.
As an atheist with no desire to upset believers, Professor Peter Higgs has always hated the idea of a God particle. He has never been keen on the nomenclature of the Higgs boson either – referring to it as "the particle named after me" on the rare occasions he gives an interview.
Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers.
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Noreen Murray was recognised internationally as being one of Britain's most distinguished and highly respected molecular geneticists.
In 1980 Brenda Elizabeth Moon was appointed chief librarian of the University of Edinburgh, so becoming the first woman to hold such a post in Scotland, and one of the first in a major UK research library.
For a quarter of a century, from 1963 until 1988, Murdoch Mitchison was Professor of Zoology at the University of Edinburgh. According to his predecessor, Michael Swann, he was "the scientist who knows more about the cell cycle in yeast than any other person in the world". A pioneer in cellular biology, he studied the mechanisms of growth and thecell cycle.
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