1. YEAH!

    Americans Win Chemistry Nobel

    Pictures of US scientists Robert Lefkowitz (L) and Brian Kobilka who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are projected on a screen as Staffan Normark (C), Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announces the laureates on October 10, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm.  US duo Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for their groundbreaking work on how receptors of the body's cells respond to their environment, the jury said. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Breaking Bad may have the most popular fictional chemists in the nation right now, but these real scientists aren’t too shabby. American doctors Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work decoding the human body’s signaling system between cells. While it was known that adrenaline is involved in the fight-or-flight process (but doesn’t enter cells), the esteemed scientists found receptors on the surface of the cells that detect the presence of adrenaline. As Jesse Pinkman would say, “Yeah [expletive]!”

    Read it at The New York Times