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Remembering Joseph Weber, whose failure to detect gravitational waves helped lead to their discovery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A close up image of the Zika virus.

According to experts, it's strong historic investment in basic science, academic freedom for researchers and patience to see results.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

How an early bird grandmother helped prove that Nobel Prize-winning fruit fly research matters for human health.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Illustration shows a baseball flying through space away from the Earth, located in the background of the image.

Anything that has mass and moves can give off gravitational waves, but for familiar items they are extremely tiny.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Cryo-electron microscopy helps scientists see the structure of biomolecules down to each individual atom.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

So-called cryo-electron microscopy can see the atoms of biological proteins in water.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

An artist's rendering of the LISA satellite.

A 100-year-old theory helped open up a brand-new world of astronomy.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The experiment behind this year’s winner for the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The 2017 Nobel Prize honors a discovery that Einstein predicted more than 100 years ago.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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