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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

     
    OSLO (Reuters) - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday....
  • Ailing ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev says he is in fight for his life

    Ailing ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev says he is in fight for his life
    Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union and architect of reforms that led to the downfall of that country's one-party rule, was released from the hospital Friday after an "aggravation" of his acute diabetes, but he told Russian media...
  • Nobel Peace Prize honors Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

    Nobel Peace Prize honors Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
    They’re denied an education, kidnapped, gang-raped and sold in the market. They’re forced to cart water and they’re married off early to old men. Then one extraordinary girl, Malala Yousafzai, escaped the fate of others and soared to...
  • Did the Nobel Prize just honor a threat to the environment?

    In one of the more unlikely developments during Nobel Prize season, Science magazine has thrown a dash of cold water on this year's physics Nobel. This year's physics laureates, Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...
  • Malala Yousafzai: The Nobel Peace Prize winner's movie connection

    Malala Yousafzai: The Nobel Peace Prize winner's movie connection
    Pakistani-born education activist Malala Yousafzai, who on Friday was announced as one of two winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has had plenty of media exposure over the past few years. She's been the subject of numerous broadcast features,...
  • Patrick Modiano, the Nobel Prize and what (if anything) it means

    Patrick Modiano, the Nobel Prize and what (if anything) it means
    We’ve read this story before: the contentious interview with the representative of the Swedish Academy, followed by the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature to a European writer, largely unknown in the United States, who specializes in work...
  • Chemistry Nobel to 3 who made it possible to see the life of molecules

    Science advances tool by tool, and on Wednesday it paused to recognize three practitioners who handed it the means to see the smallest secrets of a living cell. The Nobel Prize in chemistry went to two Americans and a German who pushed beyond the...
  • UCSB professor who helped create blue LEDs shares Nobel Prize

    UCSB professor who helped create blue LEDs shares Nobel Prize
    A California scientist and two in Japan won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for a breakthrough invention that reduces global warming and brings light to areas of the world that are off the electrical grid. Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara shares...
  • Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano

    Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano
    The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. Though not well known in the U.S., Modiano is highly regarded in France. He had been considered among the top contenders for the...
  • Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war

    Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war
    In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year. Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that...
  • For the record

    Lois Smith: In the Oct. 8 Calendar section, an article about actress Lois Smith said that in the film "Five Easy Pieces," she played the mother of Jack Nicholson's character. In fact, she played the sister of Nicholson's character. Nobel Prize in...