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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s 'inner GPS'

    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - British-American John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's navigation system and giving clues as to how strokes and Alzheimer's disrupt it. The...
  • Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system

    Three scientists who studied how the brain positions us within our environment, plots the route ahead and may even remember where we’ve been were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard...
  • Swedish Academy to announce Nobel literature prize on Thursday

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy will announce the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday this week at 0700, it said in a statement on Monday. The Swedish Academy, founded in 1786, usually gets around 350 proposals each year...
  • Nobel medicine laureate May-Britt Moser almost did not take the call

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian scientist May-Britt Moser danced and drank champagne after winning the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday together with her husband Edvard Moser and British-American scientist John O'Keefe. "This is so great, this is crazy. I...
  • Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system

    Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain's inner GPS system
    American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space and help understand diseases like...
  • U.N. concerned about Myanmar's ethnic, religious tensions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on Myanmar raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims, though he praises the government's attempts to press...
  • Houston art exhibit showcases Gandhi and history of nonviolence

    HOUSTON Reuters) - A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled "Hiroshima." Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang...
  • Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

    Who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
    The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday in Sweden, and the guessing game is on for who the recipient might be. Could it be Haruki Murakami? Philip Roth? Bob Dylan? The Nobel Prize is awarded to a living writer for his or her body of...
  • Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight

    Charles Lee: A Modest Geneticist Gains Eminence In The Spotlight
    Charles Lee, born in South Korea, raised in Canada, could become a U.S. citizen soon. "I'm scared of taking the citizenship test," he says. At professional conferences when he was younger, he didn't like to ask questions, fearing he might sound stupid....
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence

    Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence
    Museum exhibitions about the great artist Georges Seurat and his band of Neoimpressionists usually delve into the new scientific theories of light and color that made many painters in the late 19th century experiment with novel ways of applying paint to a...