Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani education activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for her work, became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She'll share the award with India's Kailash Satyarthi, 60, a child rights activist and founder of Save the Childhood Movement.
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three American researchers for their computer simulations of “complex chemical systems” like photosynthesis and combustion. Martin Karplus of Harvard, Michael Levitt of Stanford, and Arieh Warshel of USC will share the prize as well as its $1.2 million payout
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which some refer to as "the Gay Super Bowl of Chemistry," has been awarded to 70-year-old Israeli scientist Daniel Schechtman for his discovery of "quasicrystals." It sounds like something you might buy on QVC, but they are actually metal atoms arranged in such a way as to resemble Islamic mosaics, and they have significantly altered how chemists view solid matter.