2021 Nobel Prizes
From ‘The most influential climate science paper of all time’, The Conversation, October 8, 2021 (emphasis added): Manabe, working with various colleagues, went on to write many more seminal climate modelling papers. He set the foundation for today’s global climate modelling efforts. The physics was beguilingly simple so his models could run on these early… Continue reading
India and the 2021 medicine Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for 2021 has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for discovering the receptors in the human body responsible for our ability to feel heat and cold. Science Central to the discovery of how we sense temperature is a chemical compound called capsaicin. Its technical designation is… Continue reading
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