New tarantula species named after Nobel laureate

2016-07-06 17:45

A new species of tarantula has been identified near the hometown of Gabriel García Márquez and in an unusual posthumous honour, the spider has been named for the late Nobel literature laureate.

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump?

2016-03-01 21:18

A record 376 nominations have been submitted for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, with the list believed to include such diverse figures as Donald Trump, Edward Snowden and the pope.

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for treatment of parasitic diseases

2015-10-05 16:16

William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu are awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for developing treatments for devastating parasitic diseases, including malaria, that affect hundreds of millions of the world's poorest.

UK Nobel laureate resigns after sexist remarks

2015-06-11 13:18

British Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt has resigned from his post at University College London over controversial comments he made about female scientists.

France's Patrick Modiano wins Nobel literature prize

2014-10-09 13:33

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Animal rights group sad over Nobel prize

2014-10-06 20:05

A Norwegian animal rights group says it is sad that the Nobel Medicine Prize has gone to research involving "very invasive" experiments with rats' brains.

Government didn’t want Nobel summit in SA - De Klerk

2014-10-02 16:39

The government did not want the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be hosted in South Africa, former president FW de Klerk has said after the summit was suspended.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.


Nobel Prize winners

2013-10-11 12:05
See pictures of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

See pictures of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

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Weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

2013-10-11 11:03

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemicals weapons arsenal, has won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.


Nobel laureates urge UK voters to remain in EU

2016-06-12 07:19

A group of 13 Nobel laureates have urged UK voters to remain in the European Union, warning that Britain will lose funding, global influence and access to expertise if the nation votes to leave.

Nobel committee hopes Tunisian quartet can inspire others

2015-10-09 14:47

The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes that the Nobel Peace Prize for the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet can "be of inspiration for those who want to work for peaceful processes".

Malala wants to stay 'voice of the children'

2015-07-07 19:00

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, says she wants to remain the "voice of children" even after she turns 18 next week.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

Snowden, Pope Francis tipped for Nobel prize

2014-10-08 16:15

The race for the Nobel peace prize has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to brain breakthrough trio

2014-10-06 12:28

The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to scientists who have discovered the brain's "inner GPS" system - a finding that may help us to understand diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Tutu gives govt a tongue lashing over Dalai Lama

2014-10-01 22:20

Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has lashed out at the government for "kowtowing" to China by barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town.

Taliban 'delighted' Malala missed Nobel

2013-10-11 20:27

The Pakistani Taliban are "delighted" Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist they tried to kill, missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize.

What is the OPCW and what does it do?

2013-10-11 11:36

What is the OPCW, which has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and what does it do?

Malala describes her shooting

Malala Yousafzai described her shooting by the Taliban to CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Yousafzai is a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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