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Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel literature prizes

By DAVID KEYTON and JILL LAWLESS STOCKHOLM — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke — two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe’s religious, ethnic and social fault lines — won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday. The rare double announcement came after no literature prize was awarded last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the Swedish Academy, the group that awards the literature prize. Both winners will receive a full ...
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Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read more...
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Nobel Foundation Confirms It Will Award 2 Literature Prizes In 2019, With Changes

A year after the Swedish Academy faced a crisis, the body "no longer includes any members who are subject to conflict of interest or criminal investigations," the Nobel Foundation says.(Image credit: Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency / Reuters)
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Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature said Tuesday the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will both be announced in October by the Swedish Academy, saying that the scandal-rocked body has revamped itself and restored trust. The Nobel Foundation had warned that […]
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Nobel Peace Prize Honors The Fight Against Sexual Violence

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its announcement. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia ...
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3, including Caltech researcher, win chemistry Nobel; findings led to best-selling drug

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM  — Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to a new best-selling drug and biofuels won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half of the $1.01 million prize, while the other half will be shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. The R...
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Now There May Be No Nobel Literature Prize In 2019, Either

In the wake of the scandals and chaos at the Swedish Academy that led to the postponement of this year's prize, "Lars Heikensten, director of the Nobel Foundation, ... told the national broadcaster Sveriges Radio that the prize 'will be awarded when the Swedish Academy has won back the public's trust — and that means […]
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New doubts arise over 2019 Nobel Prize in literature

Lars Heikensten, director of the Nobel Foundation, which administrates the funds for the Nobel Prizes, said Saturday that there might not be a Nobel Prize in literature awarded in 2019, either.
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Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year amid sex scandal

By JAN M. OLSEN The Associated PressCOPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting in Stockholm a day earlier, on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex abuse allegations and financial...
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Nobel literature academy ensnarled in #MeToo sex scandal wave

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as a high-profile man with close ties to the institution has been accused of assault against several women. The prestigious Swedish Academy, founded in 1786, was drawn into the sex abuse net on Thursday when it announced that several members as well as members' wives and daughters had allegedly been assaulted by the well-known figure at the centre of the scandal. "When an institution which selects N...
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Richard Thaler is a controversial Nobel prize winner – but a deserving one

The US academic’s behavioural research shows how to focus economics more decisively on real and important problems• What is behavioural economics? The winner of this year’s Nobel prize in economics, Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago, is a controversial choice. Thaler is known for his lifelong pursuit of behavioural economics (and its subfield, behavioural finance), which is the study of economics (and finance) from a psychological perspective. For some in the profession, the idea that ...
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Nobel economics prize due to be announced

Academics who could be in running for prestigious award include those working on price bubbles, productivity and corporate financeThe former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a string of American academics are among potential candidates for the Nobel prize for economics, due to be announced on Monday in Stockholm. The 9m Swedish kronor (£848,091) prize is not among the Nobel Foundation’s official awards for literature, peace, medicine, physics and chemistry but was established separately...
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Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded For Work On Circadian Rhythm

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young are the joint winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, winning for their discoveries about how internal clocks and biological rhythms govern human life. The three Americans won "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm," the Nobel Foundation says.
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Bob Dylan reads his Nobel prize lecture

The Nobel Foundation has the audio of Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture. And somebody – somebody I’d never seen before – handed me a Leadbelly record with the song “Cottonfields” on it. And that record changed my life right then and there. Transported me into a world I’d never known. It was like an explosion went off. Like I’d been walking in darkness and all of the sudden the darkness was illuminated. It was like somebody laid hands on me. I must have played that record a hundred times. It was on ...
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Leon Lederman, Nobel-winning physicist and former Fermilab director, 1922-2018

Prof. Emeritus Leon Lederman, a Nobel-winning physicist and scientific leader with a passion for science education, died on Oct. 3 in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96. With a career that spanned more than 60 years, Lederman, the Frank L. Sulzberger Prof. Emeritus of Physics, became one of the most important figures in the history of particle physics. He was responsible for several breakthrough discoveries, uncovering new particles that elevated our understanding of the fundamental universe, and he led ...
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