- New York Times 17:55October 12, 2021One Woman Won a Nobel This Year. Quotas Aren’t the Answer, an Official Says.Only one of the 13 laureates this year was a woman, but the head of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences dismissed the idea of guaranteeing representation.
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- New York Times 14:56October 9, 2021Philippines’ Nobel Prize Newsroom Is Overjoyed but Under SiegeRappler, the news site co-founded by the new Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, dares to criticize the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. He may yet see it shut down.
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- New York Times 14:58October 8, 2021Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov Win Nobel Peace PrizeThe journalists were recognized for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
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- New York Times 17:22October 7, 2021Abdulrazak Gurnah Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in LiteratureThe Tanzanian writer who moved to Britain as a refugee in the 1960s was honored for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism.”
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- New York Times 14:21October 6, 2021Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Tool to Build MoleculesBenjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan were honored for work that spurred research into new drugs and reduced the effect of chemistry on the environment.
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- New York Times 13:36October 5, 2021Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio ParisiThe work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said.
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- The Guardian 13:05October 5, 2021Trio of scientists win Nobel prize for physics for climate workSykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share award for advancing climate knowledgeThree scientists have won the 2021 Nobel prize in physics for their groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems – including how humanity influences the Earth’s climate.The winners, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi, will share the award, announced on Tuesday, presented by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and worth 10m Swedish kronor (£870,000). Continue reading...
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- New York Times 16:57October 4, 2021Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to David Julius and Ardem PatapoutianDavid Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were honored for their discoveries about how heat, cold and touch can initiate signals in the nervous system.
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- New York Times 12:18September 12, 2021Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.After a decades-long standoff with the last resident of a communal apartment, a private museum has finally opened in Brodsky’s shared home in St. Petersburg, a rare grass-roots victory in Russia.
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- The Guardian 01:00September 10, 2021Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prizeResearch from the more unusual realms of science is recognised every year at this alternative awards ceremony Groundbreaking studies into how well beards soften punches to the face, the benefits of transporting rhinoceroses upside down, and orgasms as a nasal decongestant were honoured on Thursday night with one of the most coveted awards in science: the Ig Nobel prize.Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – Nobel awards, to be announced from Stockholm and Oslo next month, the Ig Nobels celebrate the quirkier realms of science, rewarding research that first makes people laugh and then makes them think. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 20:24July 16, 2021In Pakistan, Textbooks Featuring Malala Removed From BookstoresAuthorities began confiscating a social studies textbook featuring a photo of Malala Yousafzai, the education activist, after she questioned marriage norms.
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