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Dr. Bodo D. Wilts

A beautiful design humans can’t replicate

Science | Scientists have discovered yet another feature in nature that is beyond our best engineering technology
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/04/18, 02:27 pm

Once again researchers have discovered a design in God’s creation that, thus far, human engineers cannot mimic.

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Physics Nobel shared by U.S., Canada, and France

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/02/18, 11:38 am

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday to an international trio of scientists for their work on lasers. American Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey became the oldest Nobel laureate ever at age 96. Canadian Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo is only the third woman to have won a Nobel Prize in physics—the last was Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963, and the other was Marie Curie in 1903. The third laureate in physics this year is Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Michigan.

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American shares Nobel Prize for cancer research

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/01/18, 10:49 am

U.S. researcher James Allison of the University of Texas shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday with Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University for lifesaving cancer research. Allison and Honjo will share the $1.01 million prize for their research into how to help the body marshal its own defenses against invading cancers. Their discovery led to drugs that release the brakes on the immune system and have been used to treat the skin cancer melanoma, as well as cancers of the lung, head and neck, bladder, kidney, and liver.

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