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Bob Dylan: 'I'm sorry I can't be with you in person'

Stockholm - Bob Dylan's speech at the Nobel Banquet was delivered by the US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji. "Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all of the other distinguished guests."

Bob Dylan will not be able to refuse Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize committee have still been unable to contact Bob Dylan about the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to the singer-songwriter earlier this month. With some rumors suggesting Dylan doesn't want it, he is, either way, unable to refuse it.

Which institution produces the most Nobel Prize winners?

Which is the best university in the world? This can be judged on many levels, from academic quality to the student experience. How about the proportion of Nobel Prize winners?

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

Tokyo - Yoshinori Ohsumi, the pioneering cell biologist, has won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries on how the body’s cells break down and recycle their own components.

The gap between rich and poor reaches new milestone: Report

The wealth gap between the top one percent and the rest of us is shocking, and if the trend continues, it will only get worse, according to a new study published by Credit Suisse.

Peruvian politician announces being awarded Nobel Prize in India

Lima - The former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, announced to reporters during an international economic meeting that he will receive a “Humanitarian Nobel Prize” in India.

Op-Ed: Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences

After triggering a buy-sell clause in a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate, Sony appears ready to sell its half of the world’s biggest music publisher – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (a company worth about $2 billion).

James Watson's Nobel prize returned

Russian entrepreneur Alisher Usmanov, who purchased James Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize medal last week, has returned the medal to the molecular biologist.

James Watson sells Nobel Prize after backlash over racist comment

New York - James Watson, world-renowned biologist and Nobel laureate, has announced that he is selling the Nobel Prize he was awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule in 1953.

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?
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Jonathan Wai, a psychologist at Duke University and Stephen Hsu, a physicist at Michigan State University, examined the 81 institutions worldwide with at least three alumni who have received Nobel prizes in chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics.
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2015 Nobel Prize in Physics: Canadian Arthur B. McDonald shares win with Japan's Takaaki Kajita.
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Two Americans Share 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics, Dr. Thomas J. Sargent of the New York University and Dr. Christoper Sims from Princeton University, New Jersey.
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Canadian author Alice Munro, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature 2013
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