Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners

World 11/19/18, 10:34

Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.Two authors, two critics and one translator — all Swedish — will join five members of ...

Man at center of Nobel body scandal tests rape conviction

Europe 11/12/18, 10:17

The man at the center of the scandal at the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has arrived at a Swedish appeals court in handcuffs, hoping his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence will be reversed.Jean-Claude Arnault declined to answer reporters' questions as he arrived at the ...

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Science 10/22/18, 01:13

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90.His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura died Friday of natural causes.Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of a jellyfish protein that contributed ...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad urges world to fight genocide

World 10/08/18, 13:05

A co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is calling for the world to do more to fight genocide and sexual violence.Iraqi Nadia Murad says in her first news conference since accepting the award that she feels obligated to use her voice to defend the rights of persecuted people around ...

Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Business 10/08/18, 09:22

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize for economics to Yale University's William Nordhaus and New York University's Paul Romer. The Academy said Nordhaus and Rome

Update: Nobel winner thought Academy call was spammer

Europe 10/08/18, 02:08

The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local):12:40 p.m.One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in economics says he ignored two telephone calls, thinking they were spam calls, before the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences was able to get through to him.Paul Romer of New ...

Nobel prize for Congo surgeon exposes region’s deadly threat

Health 10/06/18, 08:50

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.As Dr. Denis Mukwege describes to the world how he stays in his hospital, protected by United ...

Update: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Europe 10/05/18, 13:21

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):6:40 p.m.Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world."She says "as a survivor, I ...

Sexual violence, a savage feature of conflict over centuries

Africa 10/05/18, 10:32

Through the ages, sexual violence has been a savage feature of armed conflict, often systematically inflicted by combatants on girls and women in what the world today defines as a war crime. It happened in the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and in modern times, too: Mass rape ...

Update: Alternative Nobel head lauds peace prize choice

World 10/05/18, 01:17

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):12:10 p.m.The head of the foundation behind the award known as the "alternative Nobel" says giving the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege "is a fantastic choice," because he "not only helps mend (women) physically but ...

Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to be announced Friday

Europe 10/05/18, 00:18

The Nobel Peace Prize is always widely anticipated and sometimes controversial.The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which will announce this year's prize on Friday, has received nominations for 216 individuals and 115 organizations. But only a few dozen of them are known — the committee keeps the list of nominations secret for ...

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96

Science 10/03/18, 17:03

Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase "God particle," died Wednesday at 96.Lederman directed the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago from 1978 to 1989.He's described as a giant in his field who also had ...

3 scientists from US and Britain awarded chemistry Nobel Prize

News 10/03/18, 06:06

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):11:45 a.m.The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to two researchers in the United States and one in Britain.Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize was designated for Frances Arnold of Caltech in Pasadena for work that has ...

US, British scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Europe 10/03/18, 01:11

Three researchers who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize goes to Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology. The other half ...

Update: Ashkin is oldest Nobel laureate ever

Europe 10/02/18, 06:12

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):12:45 p.m.American Arthur Ashkin, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday, is the oldest person ever named as a laureate for any of the prestigious awards.At age 96, Ashkin, affiliated with Bell Laboratories in ...

American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

Europe 10/02/18, 01:21

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work with lasers.Arthur Ashkin of the United States was awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize; the other half is shared by Gerard Mourou of France and Canadian Donna Strickland.Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, ...

Update: Japanese prime minister lauds Nobel winner

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:16

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):1:15 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan.Abe called into a news conference that Honjo was speaking at on Monday after the immunologist won the 2018 medicine prize.Japan's leader said over a ...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Entertainment 10/01/18, 01:18

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced two counts of rape ...

Medicine award to kick off naming of new Nobel Prize winners

Europe 10/01/18, 00:12

This year's Nobel Prize recipients will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute — 50 professors at the Stockholm facility — chooses the winner or winners of the prize honoring research into the microscopic mechanisms of life and ways to ...

Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity

Europe 09/30/18, 07:07

Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year's announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences.The march of Nobel announcements begins Monday with the physiology/medicine prize.Since the first prizes were awarded ...

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