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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of the cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was instituted by Sveriges Riksbank in 1968 and was first awarded in 1969. Although technically not a Nobel Prize, its announcements and presentations are made along with the other prizes, with the exception of the Peace Prize which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. Each Nobel Prize is regarded as the most prestigious award in its field. Read More

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Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nov 18, 2013 - Politico

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Oct 11, 2013 - MarketWatch

Krugman: There are no bubbles in bonds or stocks

May 10, 2013 - Financial Post

Paul Krugman's depressing view

Aug 16, 2012 - Financial Post

Walesa proclaims solidarity with Mitt

Jul 31, 2012 - Politico

Krugman: I miss Bush's 'honesty'

Jul 13, 2012 - Politico

Articles About Nobel Prize

Rescue workers and a family member carry the coffin of a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar
USA Today Mixes Up Indian PM With Kailash Satyarthi, Calls Modi as ‘Nobel Peace Prize Winner’

By IBTimes AU

USA Today referred to Indian PM Narendra Modi as the Nobel Peace Prize winner. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, PAKISTAN

First Living Scientist to Sell Nobel Prize Medal

By IBTimes AU

DNA scientist, James Watson becomes the first living Nobel laureate to sell his medal. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

CSIRO Staff at Work
Nobel Prize Contender Retrenched From CSIRO

By IBTimes AU

An outstanding CSIRO chemist and Nobel Prize nominee was made redundant by the national science organisation. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
US-Russia Nuclear War Could Wipe Out Humanity – Nuclear Physician Warns

By IBTimes AU

An Australian physician said that the Ukraine Crisis may pave the way for the United States and Russia to wage a nuclear war against each other. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, steps out of his office to announce French writer Patrick Modiano as the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature
French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

By IBTimes AU

Frenchman Patrick Modiano has been declared as the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in literature (Oct 10)

A group of graduates gather
5 Best Universities In Australia in 2014

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Some of these notable institutions have produced world leaders and Nobel-prize winners (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

NASA picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst
‘Ozone Layer Has Started Recovery Process:’ UN Scientists

By IBTimes AU

The ozone layer, which protects the Earth from various harmful cosmic rays, has started its recovering process, the United Nations reported. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, UNITED NATIONS, CANCER

Memories Can Be Overwritten

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Research shows that bad recall can be banished with some smart string-pulling. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN

A Palestinian boy and his father look at the house of top Hamas political leader Mahmoud Zahar which police said was targeted by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City
Ad on Anti- Hamas’ Child Sacrifice Tests Newspapers’ Stance on Hamas-Israel Conflict

By IBTimes AU

An advert by Nobel-prize winning author Elie Wiesel is testing media’s stand on Hamas-Israel Conflict (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, LONDON

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Break Up: 5 Scientific Reasons Why Break Ups are Hard

By IBTimes AU

After a year of the Twilight couple's heart-breaking split, Robert Pattinson opens up about the break up. The couple broke up due to Kristen Stewart's infidelity, from 2012 to 2013 they were on an "on and off" relationship; finally separating in May 2013. (Aug 06)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION