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This Day, That Year – October 21

Born on this day in 1833, Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, after whom the Nobel Prize was named. Did you know that: • English scientist John Dalton read his paper on the absorption of gases by water to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society on this day in 1803• […]...Read More

Three win Nobel Medical Prize for Hepatitis C discovery, a

Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major […]...Read More