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 […]

12/10/2013

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 […]

12/06/2013

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 […]

10/16/2013

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 […]

10/15/2013

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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. […]

10/14/2013

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 […]

10/12/2013

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 […]

10/10/2013

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 […]

10/09/2013

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 […]

10/09/2013

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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 […]

10/08/2013

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012, file photo, Belgian physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs answer a journalist's question about the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin, near Geneva. Englert and Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini, File)

Englert, Higgs win physics Nobel for particle mass

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire […]

10/08/2013

Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman, of the United States, and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013,  after they were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine, for discoveries on how proteins and other materials are transported within cells. (AP Photo/ TT News Agency Janerik Henriksson)

2 Americans, German-American win Nobel in medicine

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a German-American won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for illuminating how tiny bubbles inside cells shuttle key substances around like a vast and highly efficient fleet of […]

10/07/2013

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