Category Archives: Nobel Prize

A Sense of Where You Are

This year’s physiology Nobel explains how LeBron James is able to sink a jump shot without looking at the basket. It is June of 2015 and you are watching the NBA championship game. LeBron James has the ball and is moving past the basket, closely guarded. Without looking back, he unexpectedly tosses the ball back… Read More »

Explaining 1999’s Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Guenter Blobel of the Rockefeller University in New York won the Nobel Prize for medicine this Monday for research that few nonscientists have ever heard about. In research carried out over 20 years, he solved one of the most fundamental riddles of cell biology. To understand what he did, we must first consider for… Read More »