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Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize For Quasicrystals

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Nobel laureate Daniel Shechtman

NIH grantees win 2011 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantees Bruce A. Beutler, M.D., of The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; and Jules A. Hoffmann, Ph.D., for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity and the late Ralph M. Steinman, M.D., of Rockefeller University, New York City for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.

UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

World’s top tennis player tapped by UN to promote child rights in native Serbia

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic, currently ranked number one in the world, will serve as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in his native Serbia, where he will promote children’s rights and access to early childhood education.

UN-backed Cambodia genocide tribunal begins fitness hearing for accused

Ieng Thirith during her preliminary hearing

Bill Clinton's Life As A Vegan

Bill Clinton became renowned on the campaign trail for his ability to snarf up burgers and fries. Heart bypass surgery convinced him to cut back on the grease. In the past year, Clinton's gone even further: He's gone vegan.

French Government Honors Special Forces Soldiers

Special Forces soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group and the 20th Special Forces Group received the French Croix de la Valeur Militaire, roughly analagous to the Silver Star, during a private ceremony at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

Message from President Zuma to Former President Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 93rd Birthday

From the moment Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela strode out of prison on the 11th of February 1990, we knew that South Africa would be a different place.

Newest Medal of Honor Recipient Says He’s ‘Still Me’

Army Sgt. 1st. Class Leroy A. Petry describes the combat action of May 26, 2008, near Paktia, Afghanistan, in which he distinguished himself by saving the lives of two fellow Rangers. Petry was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes, July 13, 2011, a day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. Petry lost his hand in the 2008 fight, but now uses a state-of-the-art prosthesis. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

'We're Pregnant!' An Emotional Discovery After A Long Journey

An early sonogram revealed that Andrea and Jeff Pike are having twins.