Nobel winner says goal is to make nukes unacceptable

2017-10-10 13:07

The anti-nuclear campaign that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize says its goal is to make nuclear weapons unacceptable in the minds of people in every country.

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

Bob Dylan finally gets his hands on his Nobel Literature prize

2017-04-03 22:02

Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal.

Nobel economics laureate Hart worried about Trump's plans

2016-12-07 21:59

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the US economy.

Nobel academy member slams 'arrogant' Bob Dylan

2016-10-22 11:59

A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year's laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant.

Times ain't a-changin? All-male Nobel lineup draws criticism

2016-10-15 11:51

With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature, this year's Nobel laureates became an all-male line-up.

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in literature

2016-10-13 14:14

Bob Dylan has been named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature - the first time the prestigious award is given to someone primarily seen as a musician.

Nobel Economics Prize awarded to Hart, Holmstrom for contract theory

2016-10-10 14:17

British-American economist Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on contract theory, the jury has said.

When is a coffee mug a doughnut?

2016-10-05 21:09

A topologist is a person who cannot tell the difference between a coffee mug and a doughnut - so goes a joke about a little-known scientific field crowned with a Nobel Physics Prize.

Scientist wins Nobel Prize for discovering 'cell cannibalism'

2016-10-04 12:23

Yoshinori Ohsumi is being honoured for the discovery that the process of autophagy ('self-eating') controls important physiological functions where cellular components are degraded and recycled.


Thaler, famed for 'nudge' theory, wins Nobel economics prize

2017-10-09 15:14

Richard H. Thaler has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for shedding light on how human weaknesses such as a lack of rationality and self-control can ultimately affect markets.

US lawmakers: World owes debt of gratitude to Liu

2017-07-14 22:30

US lawmakers say the death of Liu Xiaobo is a catastrophic loss for China and the entire world, and his contributions to human rights should never be forgotten.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

2017-03-03 11:20

A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute has said, with the motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

Bob Dylan finally accepts his Nobel Prize

2016-10-29 11:01

Dylan tells Swedish Academy he 'of course' accepts Nobel Prize.

WTF is up with Bob Dylan's reaction to his Nobel Prize?

2016-10-21 13:33

After finally acknowledging his Nobel Prize win in a post on his website, Bob Dylan has now mysteriously removed it again.

Bob Dylan book sales soar after Nobel announcement

2016-10-14 12:25

He won his Nobel for writing songs, but Bob Dylan's unexpected honour also is providing a boost for his books.

Nobel Prize laureate Dario Fo dies at 90

2016-10-13 11:23

Italian news agency ANSA says playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died

Nobel: Big hopes rest on tiny machines

2016-10-05 22:16

Molecular machines, which have earned their inventors the Nobel Chemistry Prize, are a fraction of the width of a human hair but strong enough to move things 10 000 times their size.

'Strange states' of matter earns trio Nobel Physics Prize

2016-10-04 18:45

The study of "strange states" of matter, which may one day yield superfast computers, have earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize.

First Nobel 2016 winner to be announced

2016-10-02 17:50

Judges at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm are set to name the first of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

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