MARCH 2011

Our Remarkable Memory

Does your memory sometimes fail you? The Mystery of Memory provides a unique insight into the brain's astounding ability to record and recall information. It also highlights Medicine Laureate Eric Kandel, and the current developments within memory research.

From In Vitro Fertilization to
Democratic Rights

In this portrait of the 2010 Nobel Laureates, the Laureates express in their own words the nature of their work, what the Nobel Prize means to them, and how it has changed their lives.

Facts on the Nobel Peace Prize

For the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee received 241 valid nominations, the highest number ever!

91 Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded since 1901.
121 Laureates in total have been awarded - 98 individuals and 23 organizations.
The work of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been honoured the most, three times, by a Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, the founder of the ICRC, Henry Dunant, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
Image courtesy of NASA

With Focus on the Climate

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for their efforts to increase knowledge about the climate change and the measures necessary to protect the earth.

Lights Off for Earth Hour?!

Earth Hour is a global call to take action to stand against climate change by turning off lights for one hour on 26 March 8:30 p.m. local time. Are you going to join Earth Hour? Click to submit your answer.

Last Month's Question

The answer to last month's question is Physics. 73% answered correctly, 'Physics'. 27% answered 'Medicine'. Marie Curie was awarded both the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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