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#Nobel Prize

# nobel-prize - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
# United Nations
# United Nations

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,864 Views 12 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded for ‘genome scissors’
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded for ‘genome scissors’

Oct 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 22,033 Views 5 Comments

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna were announced as the recipients in Stockholm.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 12 October, 2019

'For about 40 minutes I was a Nobel Prize winner': Irish author victim of hoax call
# John Banville
# John Banville

'For about 40 minutes I was a Nobel Prize winner': Irish author victim of hoax call

Oct 12th 2019, 3:04 PM 28,010 Views 28 Comments

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke were both awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

# nobel-prize - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
# Peter Handke
# Peter Handke

'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender

Oct 11th 2019, 9:10 AM 27,814 Views 28 Comments

Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
# Swedish Academy
# Swedish Academy

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 8,719 Views 1 Comment

Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.

# nobel-prize - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Scientist becomes just third woman ever to win Nobel Prize for physics
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Scientist becomes just third woman ever to win Nobel Prize for physics

Oct 2nd 2018, 10:28 PM 16,586 Views 23 Comments

She shared the award with two other scientists.

# nobel-prize - Friday 4 May, 2018

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

May 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 9,567 Views 24 Comments

This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.

# nobel-prize - Monday 9 April, 2018

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations
# Me Too
# Me Too

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations

Apr 9th 2018, 8:29 PM 16,955 Views 0 Comments

A high-profile figure associated with the Swedish Academy has been accused by 18 women of sexual assault and harassment.

# nobel-prize - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

Oct 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 27,367 Views 14 Comments

The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 5 October, 2017

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
# Kazuo Ishiguro
# Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,415 Views 8 Comments

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

# nobel-prize - Monday 26 June, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer
# China
# China

Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer

Jun 26th 2017, 10:44 PM 12,162 Views 7 Comments

Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

# nobel-prize - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
# Mr Tambourine Man
# Mr Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

Apr 2nd 2017, 11:20 AM 12,161 Views 23 Comments

The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.

# nobel-prize - Friday 9 December, 2016

Bob Dylan to play Dublin gig next year
# 3Arena
# 3Arena

Bob Dylan to play Dublin gig next year

Dec 9th 2016, 6:08 PM 12,438 Views 45 Comments

The musician recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

# nobel-prize - Monday 5 December, 2016

He may be a no-show, but Bob Dylan has written something special for the Nobel banquet
# In Absentia
# In Absentia

He may be a no-show, but Bob Dylan has written something special for the Nobel banquet

Dec 5th 2016, 8:07 PM 14,747 Views 36 Comments

Patti Smith will also perform a version of Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)

Dec 1st 2016, 7:29 AM 10,962 Views 27 Comments

Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Colombia's government will sign a new peace deal this week
# FARC
# FARC

Colombia's government will sign a new peace deal this week

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:32 AM 5,391 Views 5 Comments

The new, revised accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, after the last one was rejected in a referendum.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

Oct 29th 2016, 8:10 AM 26,177 Views 41 Comments

The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

# nobel-prize - Friday 14 October, 2016

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature
# No Direction Home
# No Direction Home

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 14th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,933 Views 45 Comments

For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years

# nobel-prize - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature
# Nobel Skyline
# Nobel Skyline

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 13th 2016, 12:05 PM 49,904 Views 112 Comments

The American singer was awarded the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

# nobel-prize - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Facebook briefly made a load of people believe they won a Nobel Prize
# Dammit
From The Daily Edge
# Dammit

Facebook briefly made a load of people believe they won a Nobel Prize

Oct 4th 2016, 2:09 PM 4,149 Views 2 Comments

Not again.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 12 December, 2015

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers

Dec 12th 2015, 6:30 PM 22,602 Views 44 Comments

Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?

# nobel-prize - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Irish scientist receives Nobel Prize for Medicine in glittering ceremony
# Parasite Research
# Parasite Research

Irish scientist receives Nobel Prize for Medicine in glittering ceremony

Dec 10th 2015, 9:55 PM 30,103 Views 34 Comments

Professor Campbell is only the second Irish person to ever be awarded the prize for science.

# nobel-prize - Monday 12 October, 2015

Angus Deaton just won a Nobel prize (but no, it's not the man you're thinking of)
# Have I Got News For You
# Have I Got News For You

Angus Deaton just won a Nobel prize (but no, it's not the man you're thinking of)

Oct 12th 2015, 1:05 PM 10,682 Views 9 Comments

Cue jokes galore.

# nobel-prize - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

That time the Nobel physics prize was accidentally given to the wrong person
# Easy Mistake To Make
# Easy Mistake To Make

That time the Nobel physics prize was accidentally given to the wrong person

Oct 6th 2015, 9:15 PM 20,524 Views 16 Comments

Right name, wrong man.

# nobel-prize - Monday 5 October, 2015

Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite
# William Campbell
# William Campbell

Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite

Oct 5th 2015, 2:45 PM 21,601 Views 31 Comments

Irishman William Campbell shared one half of the prize with Satoshi Omura of Japan.

# nobel-prize - Monday 28 September, 2015

Watch Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai doing card tricks
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Watch Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai doing card tricks

Sep 28th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,200 Views 15 Comments

The Pakistani activist is multi-talented.

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Dec 10th 2014, 12:56 PM 9,121 Views 0 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university
# DNA
# DNA

US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university

Dec 10th 2014, 11:11 AM 10,329 Views 22 Comments

It has also been revealed that the man who bought the medal did so to give it back.

# nobel-prize - Monday 13 October, 2014

Check out the CV of the guy who just won the Nobel Prize for Economics
# Over-achiever
# Over-achiever

Check out the CV of the guy who just won the Nobel Prize for Economics

Oct 13th 2014, 12:46 PM 15,926 Views 20 Comments

It’s fair to say he’s “accomplished.”

# nobel-prize - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Autocorrect just made a very big fool of Naomi Campbell
# Malaria
From The Daily Edge
# Malaria

Autocorrect just made a very big fool of Naomi Campbell

Oct 11th 2014, 10:56 AM 6,525 Views 2 Comments

This is why proofreading your tweets is essential.

# nobel-prize - Friday 10 October, 2014

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize
# Well Done
# Well Done

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 10th 2014, 11:03 PM 22,077 Views 59 Comments

The teenager was the joint winner of the award along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 9 October, 2014

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature
# Books
# Books

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 9th 2014, 12:01 PM 4,544 Views 6 Comments

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

# nobel-prize - Monday 6 October, 2014

UCC to give honorary degree to newly-crowned Nobel prize winner
# Inner Gps
# Inner Gps

UCC to give honorary degree to newly-crowned Nobel prize winner

Oct 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 28,263 Views 6 Comments

May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have shared the award with fellow neuroscientist John O’Keefe.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died

Apr 17th 2014, 10:56 PM 11,669 Views 27 Comments

The Colombian writer was 87.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
# Edit
# Edit

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there

Oct 19th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,652 Views 7 Comments

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

# nobel-prize - Friday 18 October, 2013

Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health

Oct 18th 2013, 6:10 PM 8,713 Views 2 Comments

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is due to pick up a prize of US $1.2 million.

# nobel-prize - Monday 14 October, 2013

Nobel Prize winner reponsible for two of most important economic charts in recent decades
# Bubble Prophet
# Bubble Prophet

Nobel Prize winner reponsible for two of most important economic charts in recent decades

Oct 14th 2013, 3:51 PM 9,626 Views 22 Comments

Robert Shiller compiles two charts and makes them free for the public – and these charts predicted the dotcom bubble and the property bubble.

Assad: I should have won the Nobel Peace Prize
# Syria
# Syria

Assad: I should have won the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 14th 2013, 3:08 PM 8,462 Views 35 Comments

The Syrian leader made the remark “jokingly” according to a Lebanese newspaper.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, doesn't answer her phone
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, doesn't answer her phone

Oct 10th 2013, 2:12 PM 10,795 Views 21 Comments

The 82-year-old Canadian has become just the 13th woman to win the prize in 112 years.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?
# New York Times
# New York Times

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?

Sep 5th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,186 Views 19 Comments

The singer-songwriter writes of his conversations with the literary great in Dublin and in Manhattan, and says there are “few poets” he would rank as Heaney’s equal.

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