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The $900,000 Question Behind Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM, Oct 25 – Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan’s silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money. The American singer-songwriter, a cultural icon of dissent and protest from the 1960s

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This Week in History: October 12 – October 18

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid October 13, 1988: Naguib Mahfouz Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature In 1988, Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz became the first Arab writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shortly after winning the award, Mahfouz was quoted as saying: “The Arab world also won

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Trio Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for “World’s Smallest Machines”

STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 – Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for work on molecular machines that may lead to developments like new materials, sensors and energy storage systems. “This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the world’s smallest machines,” said Goran Hansson, a member of

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Science of “Exotic” States of Matter Lands Nobel Physics Prize

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM, Oct 4  – British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their studies of unusual states of matter, which may open up new applications in electronics. Their discoveries, using advanced mathematics, had boosted research in condensed matter physics and raised

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Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel Medicine Prize for Work on “Self-Eating” Cell Mechanism

By Niklas Pollard and Kate Kelland STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3  – Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body’s defences where cells degrade and recycle their components. Understanding the science behind the process, called “autophagy” or “self-eating”, has led to a

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Nobel Assembly Seeks Resignation of Two Members Over Scandal

STOCKHOLM, Sept 6  – The assembly that awards the Nobel Prize for medicine will demand the resignation of two of its judges as a result of a scandal around a surgeon accused of scientific negligence, local news agency TT said on Tuesday. Anders Hamsten had previously resigned from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet over the employment of

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