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Why Nobel Prizes are often not noble, especially in Economics, Literature and Peace
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Why Nobel Prizes are often not noble, especially in Economics, Literature and Peace

The Nobels in the physical sciences are fair to a great extent, because that is the very nature of science. But the Economics, Literature and Peace awards lists are rife with mistakes and missteps. It is astonishing that the Nobel Prize still enjoys the reputation it does

Desmond Tutu, Africa's anti-apartheid icon, turns 90 amid new racist slur
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Desmond Tutu, Africa's anti-apartheid icon, turns 90 amid new racist slur

Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of nonviolent opposition to South Africa’s system of white minority rule

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021: Benjamin List, David WC MacMillan awarded for work on building molecules
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021: Benjamin List, David WC MacMillan awarded for work on building molecules

The discovery being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 has taken molecular construction to an entirely new level. It has not only made chemistry greener but also made it much easier to produce asymmetric molecules.

Nobel prize for physics awarded to three scientists for working to predict nature, climate change
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Nobel prize for physics awarded to three scientists for working to predict nature, climate change

Syukuro Manabe of Japan, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy work on what are known as “complex systems,” of which climate is just one example.

Nobel Prize for medicine is awarded to David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian for discovery of temperature and touch receptors
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Nobel Prize for medicine is awarded to David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian for discovery of temperature and touch receptors

Last year's prize went to three scientists who discovered the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus.

Five things you need to know about the Nobel Prize awards and Alfred Nobel
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Five things you need to know about the Nobel Prize awards and Alfred Nobel

Since 1974, the statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that the award may not be given posthumously, but a person may be awarded if they die between the time of the announcement in October and the formal prize ceremony in December.

Beards are man's face armour to right to transport a rhino - Ig Nobel prizes announce winners of strange scientific discoveries
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Beards are man's face armour to right to transport a rhino - Ig Nobel prizes announce winners of strange scientific discoveries

While the ceremony was conducted online for the second time this year, it retained many in-person traditions like real Nobel laureates announcing the prizes and premiere of a mini-opera called “A Bridge Between People.”

Chemistry Nobel prize awardee Richard Ernst dies at the age of 87
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Chemistry Nobel prize awardee Richard Ernst dies at the age of 87

He was best known for developing the NMR spectroscopy used to study the interaction of atoms and their neighbouring atoms in molecules.

Bosnian Serbs honour Nobel Laureate Peter Handke amidst controversy over author's views on war crimes
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Bosnian Serbs honour Nobel Laureate Peter Handke amidst controversy over author's views on war crimes

While Handke is adored by Serbs for his support of their nationalist policies, he is considered persona non grata in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, which is dominated by mostly Muslim Bosniaks.

Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week
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Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week

First published in Poland in 2017 as Zgubiona dusza, the hardcover picture book originated from a private ceremony and a “little story” that Tokarczuk wrote for one person.

As Bob Dylan inks Universal Music deal, a look at why Nobel Laureate's catalog is revered more than any other popular musician's
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As Bob Dylan inks Universal Music deal, a look at why Nobel Laureate's catalog is revered more than any other popular musician's

Dylan’s deal includes 100 percent of his rights for all the songs of his catalog, including both the income he receives as a songwriter and his control of each song’s copyright.

World Science Day 2020: What you should know about this year's theme, day's history and significance
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World Science Day 2020: What you should know about this year's theme, day's history and significance

According to UNESCO, the day aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in the world of science and underscores role scientists play in understanding the planet

Bigly Yuge: Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine
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Bigly Yuge: Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

As next week's US election approaches, Indian author Avirook Sen will send despatches from Texas as part of a multi-part satirical series that seeks to probe the assertion that Donald Trump has killed satire

Nobel economics prize: Bob Wilson and Paul Milgrom's insights into auctions could drive down carbon emissions
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Nobel economics prize: Bob Wilson and Paul Milgrom's insights into auctions could drive down carbon emissions

A key insight of Wilson’s analysis is the need for bidders to avoid the “winner’s curse”.

Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974
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Nobel laureate Mario Molina dies at 77, after sounding alarm for ozone layer depletion in 1974

Fellow climate whistleblower Al Gore said Molina 'never backed down from political pressure, always spoke truth to power, grounded in science and reason.'

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 for 'unmistakable poetic voice'
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American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 for 'unmistakable poetic voice'

Glück made her literary debut with the work Firstborn in 1968 and has published 12 volumes of poetry including collections like The Triumph of Achilles (1985) and Ararat (1990).

Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri
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Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri

The Raychaudhuri Equation continues to be a key tool in investigating the behaviour of black hole horizons in modern physics.

Nobel Prize 2020: From prizewinners to members of committees, women underrepresented since inception of awards
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Nobel Prize 2020: From prizewinners to members of committees, women underrepresented since inception of awards

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 57 times between 1901 and 2020. Only one woman, Marie Curie, has been honoured twice, with the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to two women scientists for their work on genome editing
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to two women scientists for their work on genome editing

The winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna worked on CRISPR-Cas9, a method to edit DNA in 2012.

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for work on CRISPR gene editing
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Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for work on CRISPR gene editing

French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to 'molecular scissors' that offer the promise of one day curing genetic diseases