Isabella L. Karle, a National Medal of Science honoree and pioneering crystallographer whose work helped her husband win a Nobel Prize, has died at 95.
This Thursday, the Nobel Peace Center will open the tenth annual Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition, dedicated to the 2014 laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. As per Malala's request, the exhibition will feature the school uniform she was wearing when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Nobel prize-winning Italian neurologist, managed to make groundbreaking insights about cellular function and cancer in spite of fascist persecution and "primitive" working conditions. She died peacefully at 103 after a lifetime of being a generally awesome human.
On Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes. During the ceremony, all three women spoke eloquently about the struggles they'd faced—not just as women, but as people living under oppressive regimes. Given that the prize was shared by the three women, it's…