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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – as it happened

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 12.26pm BST And there we leave the chemistry prize for another year. Huge congratulations go to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.Here is my colleague Nicola Davis’s news story on the prize: Related: Nobel prize in chemistry awa...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Royal Society, Science prizes, Venki Ramakrishnan, John B Goodenough, Nicola Davis, Goodenough


Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – live!

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 11.28am BST If you missed the announcement... here it is againWatch the very moment the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is announced.Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/PM8X2S3Zy4 11.25am BST In this interview wi...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, John Goodenough, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham, Göran K Hansson


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. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Boston, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Oxford University, Nobel prizes, Baltimore, Science prizes, Stockholm, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Frederick Sanger


Nobel prize in physics awarded for work on cosmology – live!

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’ 11.27am BST Here’s James Peebles in 2017 talking about the history of modern cosmology at the Perimeter Institute in Canada. 11.23am BST James Peebles’ work shone a light on the universe’s structure and history and laid the foundations for cosmology for the past 50 years. The big bang model describes how the universe evolved over nearly 14bn y...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Didier Queloz, James Peebles, James Peebles Michel Mayor, Perimeter Institute in Canada


Nobel prize in physics awarded to cosmology and exoplanet researchers

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’Nobel prize in physics - follow it liveThree scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel prize in physics for groundbreaking discoveries about the evolution of the Universe and the Earth’s place within it.The Canadian scientist James Peebles has been awarded half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£740,000) prize for his theoretical discoveries about the evo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Earth, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, James Peebles, James Peebles Michel Mayor


Nobel prize in physics to be awarded – live!

The winners of the prize will share 9m Swedish kronor – follow along here to find out who this year’s laureates will be 10.43am BST Here’s Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the chap who gets to make the calls. You have to admit he’s well turned out for the occasion.If your phone rings, pick up! It might be Secretary General, Göran K. Hansson, trying to reach you with some important news. #Physics #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/M72GCZqZVX 10.36am ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Alfred Nobel, Hannah Devlin, Göran K Hansson


2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Researchers Who Unraveled How Cells Sense Oxygen

A trio of researchers from the U.S. and the UK has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine, the first of five prizes to be announced this week. On Monday in Sweden, the Nobel committee announced that Americans William Kaelin Jr. and Gregg Semenza, along with Peter Ratcliffe, would split the nearly million-dollar prize…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Sweden, Biology, Nobel prizes, Cells, Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin Jr, Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine, Gregg Semenza


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 medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers – live!

William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share award for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityNobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers 11.07am BST This year’s prize is a true physiology award. At its heart is the body’s response to low oxygen conditions. When the body is deprived of oxygen, there is a rise in the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) – this then boosts the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. But how does a drop i...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin, Gregg L Semenza, William G Kaelin


Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers

William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share 9m Swedish kronor prize for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityThree scientists have shared this year’s Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how cells respond to varying oxygen levels in the body, one of the most essential adaptive processes for life.William Kaelin Jr at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University in Massachusetts; Sir Peter Ratcliffe at Oxford University and the Francis Crick...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Sweden, Massachusetts, World news, Medical Research, Harvard University, People in science, Oxford University, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Francis Crick Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland


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


Winemaking in the Nordics, a world away from French chateau luxe

Making wine in the Nordic countries is far from the glamour associated with Europe's famed wine chateaux: here the sun is fickle, the season is short and diehard aficionados work up more sweat than wine but climate change is helping boost harvests. Worlds away from the thousand-year-old vineyards of continental Europe, winemaker Murre Sofrakis inspects his vines on this late summer's day, his eyes intently focused on the ripening grapes as he strolls along. The 51-year-old strapping Swede with...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Mediterranean, Nordics, Skåne, Murre Sofrakis


Nearly five million children and young people at risk of measles across Europe

Some 4.5million young people in Europe are at risk of catching measles because they have not been vaccinated against this highly infectious disease, research has shown. An analysis of vaccination rates across countries in the European Union and European Economic Area shows that about four per cent of the people born in the region since 1999 are not fully protected against the disease. The number is roughly equivalent to an entire birth cohort being completely unvaccinated, the European Centre fo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, Germany, Eu, European Union, Austria, NHS, Italy, Romania, ECDC, France Greece, European Economic Area, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Disease Control and Prevention ECDC


Young Voters Out to Save the World Might Just Save Europe From Populist Madness

Omer Messinger/AFP/GettyBERLIN—A series of student-made film clips played in cinemas across Germany in the run-up to Sunday’s European Parliament elections. They targeted young people with simple ideas about choosing to do the right thing for the environment, even if it wasn’t all that easy: a boy opens the trash can to clear his plate before reconsidering and eating every leftover scrap in his kitchen; a girl is cycling along an empty field at dawn to catch a bus to Paris; a kid stretches reluc...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Berlin, Nike, Britain, United States, Paris, Italy, United Nations, Un, Green Party, Greens, Christchurch


Young Voters Might Just Save Europe From Right-Wing Madness

Omer Messinger/AFP/GettyBERLIN—A series of student-made film clips played in cinemas across Germany in the run-up to Sunday’s European Parliament elections. They targeted young people with simple ideas about choosing to do the right thing for the environment, even if it wasn’t all that easy: a boy opens the trash can to clear his plate before reconsidering and eating every leftover scrap in his kitchen; a girl is cycling along an empty field at dawn to catch a bus to Paris; a kid stretches reluc...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Berlin, Nike, Britain, United States, Paris, Italy, United Nations, Un, Green Party, Greens, Christchurch


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


Swedish Prosecutors Reopen Rape Case Against Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have reopened their investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of rape made by a woman in 2010. Assange skipped bail in June 2012 while in London and claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he lived for almost seven years.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Sweden, Sexual Assault, Rape, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, Eva Marie Persson


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


Exclusive: Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

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, Scania's chief executive said. CEO Henrik Henriksson told Reuters he could not disclose how much capacity Scania had secured from Northvolt, which said earlier this year that it had sold roughly half of its planned 32 gigawatt capacity a year by 2023. The company, founded by ex-Tesla executive Peter...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Tesla, Volkswagen, Reuters, Scania, LG Chem, Peter Carlsson, Northvolt, Henrik Henriksson


Stem cells provide information about neuron resilience in ALS

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a stem cell based model in order to study the resilience and vulnerability of neurons in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. The results are published in the journal Stem Cell Reports and can aid in the identification of new genetic targets for treatments protecting sensitive neurons.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

"The U.S. has realized that they cannot leave the Russians and Chinese to carve up the Arctic as they see fit," said Niklas Granholm, deputy director of studies at Sweden's Defence Research Agency. The Arctic Council is made up of the United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, with the region's indigenous populations also represented.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Arctic, Iceland, Arctic Council, Niklas Granholm, Defence Research Agency, United States Canada Russia Finland Norway Denmark


Premature birth linked to increased risk of chronic kidney disease into later life

Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Bmj


Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely. These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Sahlgrenska Academy


Rare disease gives new insight into regulatory T cell function

An international study led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provides new insights into the regulatory T cells' role in protecting against autoimmune disease. By mapping the targets of the immune system in patients with the rare disease IPEX, they were able to show that regulatory T cells control immunotolerance in the gut. The results are published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, IPEX


Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees

The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth of bumblebees and threatens the survival of entire colonies. However, the insecticide does not make either species more susceptible to diseases and pathogens, as a massive field study in Sweden shows. The latest findings were published in the renowned journal "Nature Communications".
Tags: Science, Sweden


Assange's Road to U.S. May Go Through Sweden, and Brexit

American authorities promptly asked the U.K. to extradite Assange to face charges related to the disclosure of secret government documents. An extradition request from Sweden could delay that case if British authorities decide to prioritize a nine-year-old rape allegation that originally sent Assange into hiding. Sweden issued an arrest warrant for Assange in 2010.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Assange


Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?

Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they negotiate the negative impacts of potentially damaging decisions.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Finland


European voters urged to mobilise behind child climate activists

Sweden's teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday urged Europeans to vote in next month's elections on behalf of young people like her who cannot yet cast ballots but demand decisive action against climate change. During a visit to the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg, Thunberg, 16, told a press conference that time is running out to stop the ravages of global warming. "I think it is essential to vote in the European Union election," Thunberg said when asked about the May...
Tags: Science, Sweden, European Union, Parliament, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Strasbourg 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



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