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  • Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature
    French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature as "a Marcel Proust of our time," The Swedish Academy said on Thursday. The academy said the award of 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.1 million) was "for the art of memory with which he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...
  • How does Stanford's Nobel winner illuminate dark cells, revealing life and death?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Molecules are busy actors on the cellular stage, gathering and dancing to create life and trigger death. But they had been too tiny to see in action, a frustrating scientific impasse until three scientists, including Stanford University'...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • Nobel Prize: Judge critiques 'professionalization' of writers

    This week, the Guardian reported on an interview published by the French newspaper La Croix in which the Swedish Academy's Horace Engdahl — one of 18 voters who will decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday — decries the...
  • Exclusive: Liberian leader sees signs Ebola in decline but aid too slow

    GBARNGA Liberia (Reuters) - International aid to battle the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is arriving too slowly, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday, though she said there were early signs that the outbreak in her West African country might...
  • UC Santa Barbara students, staff jubilant after professor's Nobel Prize win

    Students and staff at UC Santa Barbara were delighted Tuesday after learning that one of their professors had been awarded a Nobel Prize in physics. They said it would boost the campus' academic standing and help them shed their collective grief over...
  • Japanese, American win 2014 Nobel Prize for physics

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body...