The Royal Swedish Academy for Science had declared the award for Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne for their contributions in the development of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector and for their observations of gravitational waves.
Researchers have found that a protein - retrocyclin101 can be used to cure influenza and infectious diseases. The research on mice have found lesser deaths from infection when it was treated with the protein.
Around 300 marine species from the Japanese coast have been found on the western coast of United States, indicating that the marine organisms had traveled through the ocean to evade the plastic debris formed after the devastating tsunami in Japan March 2011.
The Akatsuki spacecraft of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, has discovered speeding and rotating winds in the atmosphere of Venus using their spacecraft Akatsuki. The images from the planet show that the wind speed is prevalent during certain months.