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3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for development that sparked portable technology revolutionThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Acade...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham

Nobel prize in chemistry to be awarded – live!

This year’s laureates will shortly be announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm 10.15am BST The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has handed out 110 Nobel prizes in chemistry since 1901. They have gone to 181 individuals with Frederick Sanger being the only double chemistry laureate, winning in 1958 for his work on the structure of insulin and in 1980 for DNA sequencing. Frances Arnold, who was awarded the prize in 2018, is just one of five female chemistry laureates. ...
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Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday, a day after the Physics award was given to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists. On Monday, the award for Physiology or Medicine went to two Americans and one British scientist. And on Thursday come two literature laureates, while the coveted […]
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2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
Tags: Isis, Science, Economics, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Serbia, Poland, Ethiopia, Literature, Eritrea, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Princeton

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

STOCKHOLM (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” has made its way into the annals of Nobel history. Tuesday’s announcement that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel Prize started off with the opening lines of “Big Bang Theory.” The top official at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the reference seemed appropriate […]
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3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
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Nobel prize in physiology or medicine – live!

The first of this year’s prizes is about to be announced at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm 10.15am BST My colleague Ian Sample hit a home run last year with his prediction that Allison would be a winner, which more or less exhausts our team’s luck for backing the right horse for the rest of the century. But there are no shortage of contenders for this year’s prize.Among them are the scientists behind the gene-editing technique known as Crispr – although this has also been tipped for t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Stockholm, Karolinska Institute, Allison, Ian Sample, James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo

Nobel prizes starts with physiology or medicine prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes are to be announced over the next week, to include two literature laureates and the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. Events begin Monday with the award for physiology or medicine. The physics prize is handed out Tuesday and the following day is the chemistry prize. This […]
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Teen Climate Activist Rips Politicians Ahead of EU Vote

On a day when teenagers across the world again mobilized against climate inaction, the movement’s icon, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, said the continent’s policy makers -- including environmentalists -- are all failing to heed the climate crisis. “There’s no political party that’s doing anywhere near enough,” Thunberg said in an interview in Stockholm on Friday. Thunberg spoke as youths went on strike in a so-called Fridays for Future event spanning cities across the world.
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Swedish Teen Climate Activist Rips Politicians Ahead of EU Vote

On a day when teenagers across the world again mobilized against climate inaction, the movement’s icon, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, said the continent’s policy makers -- including environmentalists -- are all failing to heed the climate crisis. “There’s no political party that’s doing anywhere near enough,” Thunberg said in an interview in Stockholm on Friday. Thunberg spoke as youths went on strike in a so-called Fridays for Future event spanning cities across the world.
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Exclusive: Truckmaker Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFRURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen truck brand Scania has signed a battery supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt and is in talks about making an equity investment as part of the startup's efforts to raise 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion), Scania's head said on Monday. Chief Executive Henrik Henriksson told Reuters he could not disclose exactly how much capacity Scania had secured from Northvolt, which said this year it had sold roughly half of its planned 32 gigawatt annual capacity by ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stockholm, Reuters, Reuters Volkswagen, Scania, Northvolt, Truckmaker Scania, Henrik Henriksson

Assange Rape Probe Reopened, Complicating U.S. Extradition

Authorities want to question Assange over a nine-year-old rape allegation, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson said Monday in Stockholm. "I take the view that there exists the possibility to take the case forward," Persson said. If Sweden requests Assange’s extradition from the U.K., Home Secretary Sajid Javid would choose which request -- Sweden’s, or America’s, to address first.
Tags: Science, Sweden, America, Sajid Javid, Stockholm, Assange, Persson, U K Home, Public Prosecutions Eva Marie Persson

Swedish climate activist Thunberg admits she might be 'very naive'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg wants to fix climate change and hopes for world peace, but acknowledges that she might be being "very naive". Thunberg, 16, has brought her campaign against rising global temperatures to Rome this week, meeting Pope Francis, addressing Italian parliamentarians and joining a student protest on Friday in a city-center square. Thunberg shot to prominence last August with weekly sit-ins on the cobblestones in front of Stockholm's Parliament House with her "s...
Tags: Science, Rome, Pope Francis, Stockholm, Parliament House, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg

As ‘Flying Shame’ Grips Sweden, SAS Ups Stakes in Climate Battle

Swedavia AB, which operates 10 Swedish airports including the ones outside Stockholm and Gothenburg, has seen year-on-year passenger numbers drop for seven consecutive months. Last year, Sweden had its weakest overall growth in passenger numbers in a decade.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Swedavia AB

Crypto-Tracker Debuts New Securities as Digital Coins Rally

Stockholm-based XBT Provider AB is rolling out trackers that mimic the price of Litecoin and XRP, the Ripple token, adding to its existing instruments for Bitcoin and Ethereum to tap into an investor public that wants the added protection of a regulated exchange. “The institutional client base is asking for more products from us as the maturity and the infrastructure of other digital assets beyond just Bitcoin and Ether has started to emerge,” Ryan Radloff, CEO of the CoinShares platform, paren...
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Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin and Lagos to London emptied as organisers of the student strike called demos in more than 100 countries. In Stockholm, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg who inspired the protests, warned that time was running out.
Tags: Science, London, Berlin, Bangkok, Stockholm, Lagos, Greta Thunberg

Swedish student Greta's climate 'school strike' goes global

The then 15-year-old Thunberg began riding her bicycle to parliament last August, taking up a place on the cobblestones in front of Stockholm's Parliament House with her "school strike for climate" hand-painted sign. It not only makes people aware, and makes people talk about it more, but also to show the people in power that this is the most important thing there is," Thunberg told Reuters in an interview. Thunberg has almost 250,000 followers on Twitter where her movement carries the hashtag...
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‘Breakthrough’ Trailer: Medical Pioneer Defeats Odds In Quest For A Cure For Cancer In SXSW Docu

EXCLUSIVE: In a time when cynicism and skeptics run rampant, Breakthrough looks to offer a moment of comfort and hope via the story of Jim Allison. Making its world premiere at SXSW on March 9, the documentary tells the tale of a stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. Directed by Bill Haney, the doc follows Allison from his days in Texas to Stockholm where, in December of 2018, he accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The harmonica-playing immunologist…
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Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

With that simple plea, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg has inspired children worldwide to boycott classes under the anxious gaze of adults who don't quite know how to react. Every Friday since August, Greta, as she is known to all, has staked out a spot in front of parliament in Stockholm, demanding that her government step up the fight against climate change. In the last six months, tens of thousands of high school students -- in Sydney, Brussels, Berlin, The Hague, London and other cities -...
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Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected with virus

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus, local authorities said on Friday. The young man was isolated and transferred to Uppsala University Hospital, north of Stockholm, on Friday. He had been in Burundi for about three weeks and had exhibited classic symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood, the hospital's chief medical officer said earlier on ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Burundi, Stockholm, Reuters Medical, Johan Ahlander, Uppsala University Hospital

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected

The patient, whose identity was not disclosed, was isolated and transferred to the hospital north of Stockholm after originally being admitted to the emergency ward of the smaller Enkoping hospital. The young man had been in Burundi for around three weeks, and was exhibiting classic symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood, the hospital's chief medical officer said earlier on Friday. The regional authority said the man's condition had improved over the course of the day and tha...
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Swedish hospital investigates suspected case of Ebola

A patient in Sweden has been admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday. "Test results will probably be received sometime this evening. At this stage it is just a suspicion, other illnesses are entirely possible," a statement from regional health authorities in Uppsala, about 45 miles north of Stockholm, said. "The patient is being treated at the infectious diseases clinic at Uppsala University Hospita...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Congo, Burundi, Stockholm, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Afp, Kohler, Uppsala, Uppsala University Hospital, Linkoping University Hospital, Mikael Kohler, Uppsala Region

The immune system's supercell -- how it matures

NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections. Now, in a joint project, researchers at Lund University in Sweden, the University of Oxford and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have mapped how the different steps of the maturation process of these supercells from blood producing stem cells in the bone marrow are regulated: knowledge which is crucial for the development of new immunotherapies against cancer.
Tags: Science, Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University in Sweden the University of Oxford

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field. Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday’s presentation of the prize. “We’ve […]
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Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes

"We've seen research that shows that in certain situations people are more comfortable opening up and talking about difficult issues with a robot than with a human," said Samer Al Moubayed, chief executive of Furhat Robotics. Science and technology firm Merck and Furhat Robotics on Wednesday unveiled a robot in Stockholm which will ask people about their health and lifestyle and screen them for risk of diabetes, alcoholism and hypothyroidism. "Every robot needs a different personality dependin...
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The Guardian view on Black Sea shipwrecks: discovering our past | Editorial

Three years of research have produced astonishing results, including the remains of 65 vessels, one thought to be ancient Greek. This should be only the startThe seabed produces archaeological wonders. The Mary Rose, which sank in the Solent in 1545, and the Vasa, which capsized in 1633 in the harbour of Stockholm, are just two of the famous ships that have been lifted from the deep. There is a long history of fishermen finding classical bronzes in the Mediterranean: the great statue of Zeus (or...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Environment, World news, Oceans, Athens, Bulgaria, Archaeology, Venice, Black Sea, British Museum, Philip Pullman, Stockholm, Mediterranean, Damien Hirst

The Latest: Nordhaus predicts US will accept climate science

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local):
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The Latest: Nobel chemistry winner credits team at Caltech

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
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Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry

Site moderator rejected submission for Donna Strickland, the first female physics winner in 55 years, in March When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced the Nobel prize for physics this week, anyone wanting to find out more about one of the three winners would have drawn a blank on Wikipedia. Related: Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Science, Wikipedia, Americas, World news, Canada, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Donna Strickland, Arthur Ashkin Gérard Mourou

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