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Dark and Dirty: The Cutthroat Side of Science

NEW YORK — Being a scientist is a noble profession, but it has its darker side. From fierce competition to plagiarism to outright scientific fraud, scientists are far from immune to the sordid. Full story

Crick's letter about DNA discovery to be sold at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A letter by Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, outlining the Nobel Prize-winning achievement to his young son is expected to fetch as much as $2 million when it is sold at auction in April, Christie's said on Tuesday. Full story

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  Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are launching a new foundation with designs on the Nobel Prizes, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

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What Nobel Prize Winners Do With Their Money

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2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awards Groundbreaking Cell Research

Why the Higgs Boson Didn't Win This Year's Nobel

Stem Cell Discoveries Snag Nobel Prize in Medicine

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  ‘Trillion-dollar coin’ gets currency online

Some members of Congress, and even Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says the president should be ready to "mint that coin!" But does it make economic sense? NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.

  Last laugh for Nobel Prize winner

Rachel Maddow shares the biographical detail of British researcher and newly awarded Nobel laureate, John Gurdon, that his high school science teacher thought he would not succeed as a scientist and trying to teach him was a waste of time.

  Nobel Laureate on 'Social Cohesion' & Occupy Wall Street

"We've got a middle class that has been struggling in terms of income for a long time," comments Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, discussing the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  Will the US Get Its Mojo Back?

Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, explains why he feels the U.S. economy will bounce back.

  Nobel Thoughts on the Economy

Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, breaks down the impact of the Fed's new round of easing, and explains why governments are paralyzed.

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