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
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
A key insight of Wilson’s analysis is the need for bidders to avoid the “winner’s curse”.
Fellow climate whistleblower Al Gore said Molina 'never backed down from political pressure, always spoke truth to power, grounded in science and reason.'
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
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
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
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
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
The list of nominees have been kept secret for at least 50 years and only their number is known: this year there are 318 nominees, including 211 individuals and 107 organisations.
Roger Penrose, an Englishman, Reinhard Genzel, a German, and Andrea Ghez, an American who is only the fourth woman to win the Nobel in physics.
Nine of the eleven universities that have bagged over ten awards are American, including Stanford (22), MIT (20) and Chicago University (19).
More recent science awards -The Breakthrough and Gruber prize - have done a better job in highlighting large collaborations than the Nobel Prize.
Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics awarded to Penrose, Genzel and Ghez for findings in cosmology, black holes
Half the award was shared between two researchers that helped discover that every galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole.
Nobel Prize Medicine 2020 awarded to three researchers for discovery Hepatitis C virus, facilitating a cure
Discovery of the hepatitis C virus, the Nobel Committee said, had "made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives."
The trio’s work helped explain a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses.
No prizes are expected to be awarded this year for work directly linked to the new coronavirus.
Nelson Mandela Day: António Guterres vows to continue quest for better future on 102nd birth anniversary of anti-Apartheid icon
Mandela had dedicated his life fighting for human rights and he believed that everyone has the potential to make a difference in their communities for the world to be a better place.
Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his work on issues around global justice
To be presented by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Börsenverein, the award will recognise Amartya Sen's contribution in addressing questions around social inequality in education and healthcare.
Kazuo Ishiguro's upcoming novel is the story of Klara, an artificial friend who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside.