Tag: Nobel Prize
The dubious history of the Nobel Peace Prize
Is the Nobel Peace Prize worthless? Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the prize for their work campaigning against sexual violence in war. Some say past winners have debased the award.
‘World-changing visionary’ Doris Lessing dies
The passing of one of the most important writers and thinkers in the world took everyone by surprise yesterday even though she was 94. Just how important is her legacy?
Europe joins global race over ‘miracle material’
Light, flexible and super-strong, graphene is set to revolutionise areas as diverse as medicine, electronics and sport. But can it really start a new industrial revolution?
European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize
In a surprise decision, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012 is the European Union. Today, the institution is in crisis. But how has it changed the world?
Two men and their frogs win Nobel Prize
His science reports at school were terrible. But now John Gurdon has become a joint winner of the Nobel Medicine Prize for his ‘blue sky’ DNA research.
Science awards for dead fish and ponytails
Every year, the scientific community comes together to celebrate its most bizarre and offbeat discoveries. The Ig Nobel Prizes are entertaining – but do they trivialise science?
Three women win the world’s top prize for peace
One of this year's best-kept secrets came out this weekend – the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. There were two surprises: not only were there three winners; they were all women.
The fall, rise and fall of Ernest Hemingway
He was America's most celebrated writer. Anxious and depressed, he killed himself with a shotgun. It was an explosive end to a dangerous life.