US Congress members irk China by nominating Hong Kong activists for Nobel Peace Prize

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, Feb 2 : A dozen members of the U.S. Congress have nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and its most prominent student leader for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, prompting a denunciation from Beijing for interfering in China’s affairs. In nominating Joshua Wong, 21, and his colleagues Nathan Law, 24, and […]

We’re all human: ‘Nudge’ theorist Thaler wins economics Nobel

By Niklas Pollard and Anna Ringstrom STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 : US academic Richard Thaler, who helped popularise the idea of “nudging” people towards doing what was best for them, won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on how human nature affects supposedly rational markets. Influential in the field of behavioural economics, […]

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Tom Miles OSLO/GENEVA, Oct 6 : The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms. The award for the International […]

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Stephanie Nebehay OSLO/GENEVA, Oct 6 : – The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) describes itself as […]

Mixing Kafka with Jane Austen: Ishiguro wins literature Nobel

By Simon Johnson and Justyna Pawlak STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 : Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen. The 62-year-old writer called the news “flabbergastingly flattering” and […]

How we tick: U.S. ‘body clock’ scientists win Nobel medicine prize

By Niklas Pollard and Ben Hirschler STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 2 : – U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unravelling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks. These help explain how people experience jet lag when their internal circadian rhythms get out of […]