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    McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.

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Rutherford wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1908 Rutherford wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Ernest Rutherford's discoveries about the nature of atoms shaped modern science and paved the way for nuclear physics. Albert Einstein called him  a 'second Newton' who had ‘tunneled into the very material of God'. more...

Wilkins wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1962 Wilkins wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

New Zealand-born Maurice Wilkins and his colleagues James Watson and Francis Crick shared the prize for their studies on the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic molecule found in all organisms. more...