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Eating more chocolate improves a nation's chances of producing Nobel Prize winners, a recent study suggests

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The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research

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...umor magazine, Annals of Improbable Research, started the event. The gala is always attended by real Nobel Laureates, who are tasked with handing out the prizes. Recipients get 60 seconds to make an acceptance speech. If they run over, a young girl will start to shout “boring”. Another tradition is for everyone in the theatre to throw paper planes. The full list of 2012 Ig Nobel winner...

Serge Haroche and David Wineland share 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

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...8230; Swedish code, I realized it was real and it’s, you know, really overwhelming.” The Nobel prizes have been given out annually since 1901, covering the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. The first-ever Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany for his discovery of X-rays, and with this year’s winners the total numb...

Alice Munro is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro “master of the contemporary short story”. Alice Munro, 82, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901. Previous winners include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway. Presented by the N...

Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize despite escalating tensions over sending Russian troops to Ukraine’s Crimea region

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...before,” Geir Lundestad said. The nominations are kept secret for half a century but thousands of people can propose candidates, including members of national assemblies, and many make their choices public. The committee reduced its list of potential winners to between 25 and 40 on Tuesday and will create a shortlist of about 12 names by the end of April. The Nobel Peace Prize was first awar...

Tawakul Karman was recognized for playing a leading part in the struggle for women's rights in Yemen's pro-democracy protests

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2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman, a pro-democracy activist from Yemen. The three women were recognized for their “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”. Thorbjorn Jagla...

The Nobel Prize for Physics winners studied dozens of exploding stars and realized that the expansion of the universe wasn't slowing down, as expected - it was accelerating

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...ght. The discovery, found by measuring the light from distant supernova explosions, turned the world of physics upside down – as well as the lives of the three American scientists who have been awarded a Nobel Prize for their findings. The Nobel Prize for Physics winners studied dozens of exploding stars and realized that the expansion of the universe wasn't slowing down, as expected -...

Ralph Steinman, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine for work on fighting cancer, died of the disease himself just three days before he could be told of his award

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Ralph Steinman, a New York scientist working on a cure for cancer today won the Nobel Prize for medicine, but he had tragically died of the disease just three days ago. Ralph Steinman, 68, had been treating himself with a groundbreaking therapy based on his own research into the body’s immune system but died on September 30 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The Nobel committe...

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to US researchers Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka

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The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to US researchers Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka, whose work shed light on how the billions of cells in our body sense their environments. Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka will share the prize of 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million). Their work focuses on what are called G protein-coupled receptors, a number of proteins that reach through cell w...

The presidents of the EU's three main institutions have collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

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The presidents of the EU’s three main institutions have collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. The EU was awarded the prize for its role in uniting the continent after two world wars. At the ceremony there was applause when the leaders of France and Germany stood up, holding hands. Critics say the award is inappropriate. They point out that the eurozone crisis has exposed deep div...

Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature

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...ges folk tales, history and the contemporary”. Mo Yan is the first Chinese resident to win the prize. Chinese-born Gao Xingjian was honored in 2000, but is a French citizen. Mo Yan is the 109th recipient of the prestigious prize, won last year by Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer. Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature Presented by the Nobel Foundation, the...

Malala Yousafzai is among this year's Nobel Peace Prize favorites

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Malala Yousafzai and the Congolese doctor who helped rape victims are among this year’s Nobel Peace Prize favorites. The winner of the most coveted of the Nobel honors will be revealed in Oslo at 11:00 local time Friday. This year’s record list of 259 nominees remains a secret, but bookmakers and pundits say Malala is a contender. Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic...

Prof. Peter Higgs has revealed he did not know he had won the Nobel Prize until a woman congratulated him in the street

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...ly when I got home and started reading the messages.” The emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh was recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his work on the theory of the particle which shares his name, the Higgs boson. Prof. Peter Higgs shares this year’s physics prize with Francois Englert of Belgium, and joins the ranks of past Nobel winners including Mari...

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Peter Higgs, from the UK, and François Englert from Belgium, shared the prize “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the...

The Dalai Lama says he will give away to charity $1.7 million Templeton Prize money awarded to him

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...s, humanity also seeks the reassurance that only a spiritual quest can answer. “The Dalai Lama offers a universal voice of compassion underpinned by a love and respect for spiritually relevant scientific research that centres on every single human being.” The Dalai Lama, who was born Lhamo Dhondub, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Other recipients of the Templeton Prize include fello...

US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics will have to pay tax on their prize money

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...an extra tax bill waiting for them back home,” said Marco Rubio. This, he said, is an example of the “madness” of the US tax system, which he called a “complicated and burdensome mess”. US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics will have to pay tax on their prize money The US Olympic Committee awards prize money to its medal winners – $25,000 for gold, $15,000...

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari-shi, Ehime, Japan, 2011 Photo by Daici Ano.

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Japanese architect Toyo Ito will receive 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, a prestigious award, known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor, often compared to Nobel Prize. The formal ceremony will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 29. The location was designed by another Pritzker Laureate, Ieoh Ming Pei who...

Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics

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...pley algorithm, showing that it applied in real-life situations. The awards continue a strong US run of victories in the category of economic sciences. Forty-three prizes in economics have been awarded every year since 1969. The prize was not part of the awards set out in Alfred Nobel’s will and was set up in 1968 by Sweden’s central bank, the Sveriges Riksbank. The prize money for the...

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshe

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...pace”. Michael Levitt, a British-US citizen of Stanford University; US-Austrian Martin Karplus of Strasbourg University; and US-Israeli Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California will share the prize. The trio devised computer simulations to understand chemical processes. In doing so, they laid the foundations for new kinds of pharmaceuticals. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 w...

Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winners have been identified as three public school employees who pooled their money to play

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Prof. John Gurdon used a gut sample to clone frogs and Prof. Shinya Yamanaka altered genes to reprogramme cells

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John Gurdon from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan, two pioneers of stem cell research, have shared the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology. John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka were awarded the prize for transforming specialized cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body. Prof. John Gurdon used a gut sample to clone frogs and Prof. Shinya Yamanaka altered genes...

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells”. The scientists have won the Nobel Prize after discovering how cells precisely transport material. James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Th...

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe

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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe. The committee said the EU had helped to transform Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. The award comes as the EU faces the biggest financial crisis of its 54-year history, with many of its member states mired in recession. The last organization to be given the award o...

The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was awarded to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons

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...extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons”. The OPCW is the body overseeing destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. The Hague-based OPCW was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. It recently sent inspectors to carry out the dismantling of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was awarded to Organization for the Prohibiti...

Only two of the three holders of the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot have collected their lotery prize

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Only two of the three holders of the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot have collected their lottery prize, as officials urge them to do so. The player who bought the ticket in Kansas has still not contacted officials, as two other winners from Illinois and Maryland celebrate their win. Each winner is in line to receive $154 million as a lump sum. A video producer, Tom Kreft, named by Wall Street...