EFF wants FW de Klerk's Nobel Peace Prize revoked - and it hasn't been done before

2020-02-17 15:55

The EFF would be making history if it was successful in having the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to former president FW de Klerk revoked, following his initial insistence that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

WATCH | US Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

2019-10-14 14:06

A trio of American economists won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including novel initiatives in education and healthcare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says.

WATCH | Trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

2019-10-09 15:31

Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society.

Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

2018-10-31 13:01

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education.

3 win chemistry Nobel; Findings led to best-selling drug

2018-10-03 21:47

Three researchers who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry

In rare move Swedish Academy head resigns amid Nobel literature prize scandal

2018-04-14 22:00

The head of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has resigned following a crisis that has engulfed the prestigious institution.

According to a Swedish newspaper this man has secretly been leaking the names of the Nobel Literature Prize winners since 1996

2018-04-10 13:15

A Swedish newspaper has identified a man they say has been violating century-old Nobel statues by leaking seven names of winners of the prestigious award.

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.


Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed picks up Nobel Peace Prize as pressure mounts back home

2019-12-10 12:16

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.

Humans will not 'migrate' to other planets, Nobel winner says

2019-10-10 12:13

Humans will never migrate to a planet outside of Earth's solar system because it would take far too long to get there, Swiss Nobel laureate Michel Mayor says.

WATCH | Trio from US and UK win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen

2019-10-07 13:29

US researchers William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza and Britain's Peter Ratcliffe have shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, the Nobel Assembly says.

News of the first woman to win a Physics Nobel Prize, in 55 years made us curious about who the other female winners have been

2018-10-04 18:05

Before the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, the last woman to be honoured with this prestigious recognition was Maria Goeppert Mayer who was awarded in 1963.

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for lifesaving cancer research

2018-10-01 15:57

Researchers from the United States and Japan, James Allison and Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine for lifesaving discoveries that help patients fight cancer

The Nobel board isn’t happy about ‘leaker drama’ at Swedish literature prize group

2018-04-12 19:00

The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticised the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation.

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.

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