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Science and the Environment

Noble Nobels: Prizes for work that benefits the world

Missouri State Unversity

As you probably know, the Nobel prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology are awarded about this time every year.  You may not know that Alfred Nobel, who created the prizes in 1895, owed his own wealth to a technological discovery.  The idea that science could benefit humankind is one which was near to his heart and, in many cases, the prizes have been awarded for discoveries which have had practical and far-reaching applications in our everyday lives.  Today, I talk about the life of Nobel, his prize and how science and scientists can impact the here and now.