Recapping the Nobel science prizes

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Tabitha M. Powledge reviews the reviews of the new Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. Physics was the star, she decides: "It is certainly true that the hubbub surrounding the physics Prize was this year’s noisiest, what with laments over the researchers who were left out. Plus, of course, Peter Higgs’s elusiveness. His vanishing act rivals J.D. Salinger’s and therefore guarantees that, like Salinger, Higgs is omnipresent in his absence."