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2016 Nobels: Science News fans read it here first

4:37pm, October 19, 2016

This year’s Nobel Prizes honored scientific achievements that dedicated Science News readers (with good memories) would have found familiar. A dive into our archives revealed some interesting results.

The physiology or medicine prize recognized autophagy, the cellular process by which living cells dispose of — or recycle — their biochemical garbage. Molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey identified the importance of this field years ago, writing an in-depth take in 2011 (SN: 3/26/11, p. 18).

The Nobel physics prize honored three researchers for their use of the math of shapes to describe matter in exotic states. Turns

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