Nobel Prize

Ahmet Uzumcu, right, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons holds the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize in City Hall Oslo Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix)

Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the “burning, blinding and suffocating” horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners […]


Nobel winner: scientists get it wrong most of time

STOCKHOLM (AP) — One of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. American James Rothman, who shared the medicine prize with countryman Randy Schekman […]


Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Look up a female scientist or technologist on Wikipedia, and you might not find what you’re looking for. Many don’t have detailed pages or any page at all on the free […]


Britain's Professor Peter Higgs during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

Nobel winner Higgs once turned down knighthood

LONDON (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of 85 — and that he once turned down a knighthood. Last week, Higgs won […]



3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three American professors won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for shedding light on how stock, bond and house prices move over time— work that’s changed how people around the world invest. […]


Tami Warshel kisses her husband, University of Southern California Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arieh Warshel after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted with word that two of their own, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel, had won this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry. But the celebration was tempered by a single fact: the duo left Israel long ago for greater opportunities in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Israeli ex-pats’ Nobel win highlights brain drain

JERUSALEM (AP) — As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted that two of their own won this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry. But […]


Canadian author Alice Munro, Oct. 28, 2002. (AP Photo/Paul Hawthorne, File)

Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Short story master Alice Munro, who captured everyday lives and epiphanies in rural Canada with elegant and precise prose, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. Munro is the first Canadian […]


Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel (AP/Claudio Bresciani)

Free parking spot for Nobel winner from USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arieh Warshel won more than just the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday: He earned a free parking spot for life at the university where he works. The University of Southern […]


Stanford University professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, is embraced by his wife Rina at their home on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

3 in US win chemistry Nobel for computer models

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the […]



The Nobel Prize: History and winners

Established by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prizes have been handed out by award committees in Stockholm and Oslo since 1901. The winners always receive their awards on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s […]




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