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2019 Literature Nobel Laureate Peter Handke steers clear of controversy in speech, speaks of mother's influence on writing
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2019 Literature Nobel Laureate Peter Handke steers clear of controversy in speech, speaks of mother's influence on writing

The choice of Peter Handke as this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize prompted substantial criticism over his defence of Serbs’ actions during the wars and for his speaking at the 2006 funeral of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who died while facing trial for war crimes.

Nobel Prize 2019: The significance of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo's win and their work in Economics
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Nobel Prize 2019: The significance of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo's win and their work in Economics

Esther Duflo's Nobel Prize win is going to inspire a generation of female economists who have long been sidelined in university economics departments, both as students as academics.

Nobel Prize honours work that benefits humankind; parochial focus on winners' national identity is contrary to its spirit
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Nobel Prize honours work that benefits humankind; parochial focus on winners' national identity is contrary to its spirit

Alfred Nobel, in his will, had written, “It is my express wish that when awarding the prizes, no consideration be given to nationality, but that the prize be awarded to the worthiest person”.

Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award
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Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award

Peebles advanced the concept of a dark matter component to the universe and its implications for the evolution of structure.

Before the Nobel Prize, gifts to and from rich patrons were early science's currency
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Before the Nobel Prize, gifts to and from rich patrons were early science's currency

At the height of the Renaissance, scientists relied on gifts from princes to compensate their efforts.

Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019 awarded to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke, respectively
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Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019 awarded to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke, respectively

The Nobel Prize for 2018 was awarded to Tokarczuk "for her narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life" a representative for the Academy said. The official noted that 2019 Literature Laureate Handke's "influential work with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and specificity of human experience."

Nobel Prize in Physics for two breakthroughs: Evidence for the Big Bang and a way to find exoplanets
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Nobel Prize in Physics for two breakthroughs: Evidence for the Big Bang and a way to find exoplanets

James Peebles, of all this year’s Nobel prize winners, is the biggest star of the real “Big Bang Theory."

Discovery of how cells sense oxygen levels earns Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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Discovery of how cells sense oxygen levels earns Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Hypoxia-inducible factor is a protein that increases inside the cell when the oxygen levels fall, helping the cell survive.

Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded to trio for developing Li-ion battery tech for a rechargeable world
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Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded to trio for developing Li-ion battery tech for a rechargeable world

Li-ion batteries have 'laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil-fuel-free society' according to the Nobel Committee.

Nobel Physics Prize awarded to three scientists for work on the cosmos
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Nobel Physics Prize awarded to three scientists for work on the cosmos

James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize for 2019.

Nobel Prize 2019: William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Gregg Semenza win Nobel Prize in medicine or Physiology for explaining how body adapts to low oxygen levels
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Nobel Prize 2019: William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Gregg Semenza win Nobel Prize in medicine or Physiology for explaining how body adapts to low oxygen levels

Their research focused on how our bodies respond to change in oxygen availability at the molecular level. The body needs oxygen to convert food into energy, it also detects and adapts at a cellular level when there is less oxygen available.

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to three scientists for discovering how cells adapt to low oxygen supply
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Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to three scientists for discovering how cells adapt to low oxygen supply

The three scientists will equally share the Nobel prize award money of nine million Swedish kronor.

Here are five things that you need to know about the Nobel Prize and its awardees
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Here are five things that you need to know about the Nobel Prize and its awardees

The Nobel Prize is not given posthumously but there are exceptions like In 2011 when Ralph Steinman of Canada received it.

Nobel Prize for Peace and Literature faces controversy, again, amid #MeToo scandal
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Nobel Prize for Peace and Literature faces controversy, again, amid #MeToo scandal

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Peace Prize by U.S congressmen for opening a dialogue with North Korea.

Micheal Jackson and Adolf Hitler were just a few bizarre nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize
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Micheal Jackson and Adolf Hitler were just a few bizarre nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize

This year's known nominations for the Prize, are US President Donald Trump and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Cancer-fighting pizza, scrotum study of French postmen among 2019 Ig Nobel winners
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Cancer-fighting pizza, scrotum study of French postmen among 2019 Ig Nobel winners

The winners received an Ig Nobel trophy and $10 trillion in essentially worthless, inflation-ravaged Zimbabwean money.