Simulation assesses odds of intercepting interstellar communications.
Physicist Kip Thorne addresses critiques of movie's plot elements.
Two Massachusetts teams develop slick coatings to keep ketchup, other items from sticking to surfaces.
Fifty years after the term "black hole" was coined, audiences and scientists remain captivated.
Habitable planets could have existed 15 million years after the Big Bang.
Discoveries led to development of something even better than microscopes. Nanoscopes.
2 Americans and a German will win the award for circumventing theoretical limit of magnification.
Winner Nakamura, speaking in 2006, said that "you need a very, very brave heart" to follow a research angle others dismiss.
Two Japanese scientists and one American share prize for inventing LEDs used to make energy-efficient white light.
An interactive look at the Science Nobel Prizes.