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Dalai Lama marks 25th anniversary of Nobel Prize

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama marked the 25th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize at his residence in exile, in the town of Dharmasala in India.

Predicting the next Nobel Prizes

Using citation statistics, the Thomson Reuters is forecasting which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year: the Nobel Prizes.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Op-Ed: Does Edward Snowden deserve a Nobel Prize?

Oslo - The US wants to see Edward Snowden behind bars for the damaging disclosures about the NSA, but defenders of freedom consider him fit for a Nobel Prize. Which side are you on?

Nobel Prize winner Shiller: Inequality biggest problem facing US

The Yale University professor awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics earlier this week warned Monday that rising economic inequality is the most important issue facing the United States today.

Prof Higgs learns of Nobel Prize win via woman's congratulations

Oslo - Nobel Prize winning Professor Peter Higgs, now famous for being one half in name at least of the Higgs Boson or God particle, had no idea he had won a Nobel prize this week, until a woman congratulated him in the street.

Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the Peoples of the World.

Ig Nobel Prizes announced

This week the Ig Nobel Prizes were announced. The prize originally began as a spoof; it is now awarded to unusual and amusing scientific study.

'I am Bradley Manning': High-profile Americans take to YouTube

The court martial of Bradley Manning is underway and protesters are physically demonstrating on the streets against his trial, a group of celebrities and journalists are getting together to support the whistleblower and get him his Nobel prize.

Scientist sues Nobel prize committee

A California surgeon called Rongxiang Xu is suing the Nobel Committee for failing to recognize him in 2012 for his work on regenerative medicine.

Review: ‘The Woman Who Lit up the World’ Special

Paris - Today's 'liberated' women complain loud and often about the raw deal they get from a male-dominated establishment. If they knew what Marie Curie went through, they'd bite their tongues.

Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini dies in Rome at 103

Rome - Italian Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini died Sunday at her home in Rome at the age of 103, according to a statement from Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno. Mr. Alemanno called her death a great loss "for all of humanity."

Nobel Prize winning author defends censorship

Stockholm - Mo Yan, who is due to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Monday, provoked anger with his defence of censorship. He claimed censorship is as necessary as airport security.

Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize

Doha - Dr Madhav Chavan has been awarded the 2012 WISE Prize, the world's major prize for education. Chavan was awarded the prize in recognition of his innovative work in bringing literacy and numeracy to India's children.

2011 Economics Nobel Prize won jointly by two Americans

Stockholm - Two Americans, Dr. Thomas Sargent and Dr. Christopher Sims, have reciprocally won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, “for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy,” clarifying how government policy affects the economy.

Op-Ed: Nobel Economics Prize Misses the Mark Special

Americans have won the Nobel Economics Prize for decades-old theories now well accepted as economic policy instruments when a currently-relevant, broader economic analysis explains reasoning behind the Wall Street protests.

Pioneering immune system researchers win Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners were announced the morning of October 3, immediately after Sweden's Karolinska Institute, the awarding institution, chose three discoverers of immune system activation keys to share the honor.

Nobel Peace Prize 2010 for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

Oslo - The currently imprisoned Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today, a fact greeted by the Chinese government with the expected harsh criticism.

Vatican criticizes Medicine Nobel Prize awarded to Robert Edwards

Vatican officials objected to the award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to biologist Robert Edwards for the development of in-vitro fertilization. The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life said the award to Edwards is "completely out of order."

'Father of test tube baby' wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

British scientist Robert Edwards, who helped revolutionise the treatment of human infertility, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has announced.

Op-Ed: Fact-Checking Al Gore

Yesterday, Al Gore emerged from a prolonged silence on Global Warming to rebut critics and skeptics in a three-page New York Times oped. Mr. Gore was as passionate as ever on the subject, but just how substantiated and reliable are his facts and sources?

Trump: 'Take Nobel Prize back from Al Gore'

Westchester - Billionaire Donald Trump said in a recent speech the snowstorms barraging the U.S. should be proof enough global warming is a hoax. the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore," he said to a standing ovation.

2009 Nobel award to Canadian physicist Willard Boyle disputed

In the 1960s there were four men who worked together at Bell Labs in New Jersey: Willard Boyle, George Smith, Eugene Gordon and Mike Tompsett. In 2009, Smith and Boyle were awarded the Nobel prize.

Op-Ed: Obama Shows Two Sides In Nobel Speech

United States President Obama in his acceptance speech today in Oslo at times demonstrated a peaceful approach and then flipped to a more forceful position.

U.S. Professor is First Female Winner of Nobel Economics Prize

Elinor Ostrom, a professor at Indiana University, has become the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics since it was initially awarded in 1969.

Liz Cheney Says Obama should stay away from Oslo, Nobel prizes

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, says that President Obama shouldn't go to Oslo to receive the Nobel Prize. Liz Cheney appeared on Fox News Sunday attacking the president's Nobel win.

Op-Ed: Obama A Surprised Winner

The announcement of President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize surprised many people all over the world. Who would have thought?

Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for literature

Romanian-born author Herta Müller has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature. She is well known in Eastern Europe and currently lives in Germany.

Nobel Prize Awarded To 3 Americans In Physics

The Associated Press is reporting that The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to three Americans. The three men are Charles K. Kao, 75 years old, Willard S. Boyle, 85 and George E. Smith, 79.

Nobel Prize Recipient Norman Borlaug Dies at 95

Norman Borlaug, the agricultural scientist and Nobel Prize winner commonly referred to as the father of the "green revolution", died Saturday in Texas.
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