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#Nobel Prize

# 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 10,823 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 18,250 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.

# nobel-prize - Friday 30 August, 2013

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
# RIP
# RIP

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures

Aug 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 10,427 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.

# nobel-prize - Monday 12 August, 2013

Google Doodle celebrates quantum physicist with an Irish connection
# Erwin Schrödinger
# Erwin Schrödinger

Google Doodle celebrates quantum physicist with an Irish connection

Aug 12th 2013, 3:00 PM 6,102 Views 24 Comments

Erwin Schrödinger lived and worked in Dublin for seventeen years.

# nobel-prize - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Debunked: Does knuckle-cracking cause arthritis?
# True Or False
# True Or False

Debunked: Does knuckle-cracking cause arthritis?

Aug 11th 2013, 10:30 AM 22,835 Views 29 Comments

A loud cracking sound coming from inside your hand can’t be a good thing, right?

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards dies
# IVF
# IVF

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards dies

Apr 10th 2013, 5:51 PM 6,160 Views 11 Comments

Robert Edwards pioneered in vitro fertilisation and was awarded the nobel prize in 2010, three decades after the birth of the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978.

# nobel-prize - Monday 10 December, 2012

Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
# Winning
# Winning

Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Dec 10th 2012, 7:59 PM 4,269 Views 38 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 29 November, 2012

18 EU leaders accept Nobel peace invite, 6 decline
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

18 EU leaders accept Nobel peace invite, 6 decline

Nov 29th 2012, 7:55 PM 8,435 Views 35 Comments

David Cameron will not attend the ceremony – commenting wryly: “There will be enough people to collect the prize.”

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

EU to donate Nobel prize money to children affected by war
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

EU to donate Nobel prize money to children affected by war

Nov 14th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,568 Views 10 Comments

The EU has also announced an art competition for young people, whose winners will attend the Nobel awards ceremony in Oslo.

# nobel-prize - Monday 5 November, 2012

# nobel-prize - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Oct 15th 2012, 8:02 PM 8,347 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Nobel prize for economists who worked on matching schools with students
# Game Theory
# Game Theory

Nobel prize for economists who worked on matching schools with students

Oct 15th 2012, 1:06 PM 5,897 Views 8 Comments

US economists Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley share the award for their work in ‘the theory of stable allocations’.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers

Oct 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,396 Views 4 Comments

How much is the Nobel Prize worth to YOU? And after the first two debates, how likely is it that Obama will remain president?

Nobel laureate, and other things you can put on your CV*
# Dubious
From The Daily Edge
# Dubious

Nobel laureate, and other things you can put on your CV*

Oct 13th 2012, 5:04 PM 9,891 Views 17 Comments

* But probably shouldn’t.

Poll: Should the European Union have won the Nobel prize?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the European Union have won the Nobel prize?

Oct 13th 2012, 11:12 AM 7,765 Views 92 Comments

The Nobel committee says the EU has ended the prospect of European wars – but with the financial crisis, is it deserved?

# nobel-prize - Friday 12 October, 2012

So, how are you going to spend your share of the Nobel prize?
# Jackpot!
# Jackpot!

So, how are you going to spend your share of the Nobel prize?

Oct 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 10,669 Views 30 Comments

503 million of us just won €923,368. How are you going to spend your share of the unexpected windfall?

Infographic: Does eating more chocolate win you more Nobel prizes?
# Correlation
# Correlation

Infographic: Does eating more chocolate win you more Nobel prizes?

Oct 12th 2012, 12:37 PM 4,749 Views 5 Comments

This slightly tongue-in-cheek paper from an American scientific journal says… possibly.

European Union awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
# And The Winner Is..
# And The Winner Is..

European Union awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 12th 2012, 10:38 AM 6,696 Views 112 Comments

Yep, we are all winners. Kinda. The Nobel Committee awarded the prize in recognition of the role of the EU and its success in achieving peace and reconciliation.

# nobel-prize - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Oct 11th 2012, 7:52 PM 7,255 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize
# Nobel
# Nobel

Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 11th 2012, 12:43 PM 2,473 Views 4 Comments

China’s Mo Yan has won the Nobel Literature Prize.

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors

Oct 10th 2012, 6:29 PM 4,512 Views 3 Comments

“I was fast asleep and the phone rang… my wife gave me an elbow – and there it was. A total shock and surprise,” said Robert Lefkowitz.

# nobel-prize - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Oct 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 8,983 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 9th 2012, 2:51 PM 3,799 Views 6 Comments

“I was walking with my wife [and] when I saw the Swedish area code, I realised,” said one of this year’s winners.

# nobel-prize - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,124 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers

Oct 8th 2012, 6:04 PM 4,167 Views 7 Comments

Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain found that adult cells could be transformed back to stem cells.

Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award

Oct 8th 2012, 9:11 AM 3,362 Views 2 Comments

This week, some of the world’s top scholars will look to Stockholm and Oslo as the 2012 Nobel Prizes are announced.

# nobel-prize - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin
# Mario Vargas Llosa
# Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin

Jun 3rd 2012, 7:45 AM 2,197 Views 1 Comment

Mario Vargas Llosa has been an important figure in world literature since the 1960s – and will speak to students and some lucky members of the public at Spanish institute in Dublin.

# nobel-prize - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory
# Liberia
# Liberia

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory

Oct 15th 2011, 2:21 PM 172 Views 0 Comments

Liberia’s opposition reject the results of last week’s first-round election, in which incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the poll.

# nobel-prize - Monday 10 October, 2011

US academics share Nobel economics prize for work on macroeconomic theory
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

US academics share Nobel economics prize for work on macroeconomic theory

Oct 10th 2011, 3:21 PM 266 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims both independently examined the cause-and-effect relationships in large economies.

# nobel-prize - Friday 7 October, 2011

Women from Liberia and Yemen jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Women from Liberia and Yemen jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 7th 2011, 11:34 AM 270 Views 10 Comments

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and democratic activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen

# nobel-prize - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel literature prize
# Nobel Laureate
# Nobel Laureate

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel literature prize

Oct 6th 2011, 12:30 PM 236 Views 1 Comment

The 80-year-old Swedish poet was named this year’s winner to loud cheers at a press conference in Stockholm.

# nobel-prize - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes
# Ig Nobel Prize
From The Daily Edge
# Ig Nobel Prize

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes

Oct 5th 2011, 3:56 PM 1,169 Views 2 Comments

The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.

Quasicrystals discovery wins Nobel Prize for chemistry
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Quasicrystals discovery wins Nobel Prize for chemistry

Oct 5th 2011, 12:16 PM 314 Views 3 Comments

Watch Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman talk about the 1982 discovery he fought to have recognised and for which he has won a Nobel Prize.

# nobel-prize - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion

Oct 4th 2011, 2:47 PM 328 Views 2 Comments

Three US scientists whose work changed views on the universe’s continual expansion have been awarded the prestigious prize.

# nobel-prize - Monday 3 October, 2011

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:32 AM 430 Views 0 Comments

Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.