Nobel Prizes

FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo US economist Richard Thaler poses for a photo during the award ceremony for the world economy prize in Kiel, Germany. The Nobel economics prize has been awarded to Thaler of the University of Chicago for his contributions to behavioral economics. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP, file)
October 09, 2017 - 7:29 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people's choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like "Deal or No Deal" — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize...
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Beatrice Fihn, left, of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, arrives for a press conference, at the headquarters of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. ICAN is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons." (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 3:58 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world's nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet. The choice of the little-known...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo Beatrice Fihn, left, Executive Director of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, right, attend a meeting about the Nuclear Disarmament, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 9:12 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Peace Prize (all times local): 14:50 p.m. Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a group campaigning against nuclear weapons, saying it reinforces the position that he and Ronald Reagan took at the...
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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro speaks during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 06, 2017 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. "It's like a dream come true...
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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro gestures during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 05, 2017 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in "The Remains of the Day," ''Never Let Me Go" and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. The selection of the 62-year-old...
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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro speaks during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 05, 2017 - 10:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Nobel literature laureate Kazuo Ishiguro first suspected he was the victim of "fake news" when he was told by his agent that he had been awarded the prize. "I thought it was a hoax," Ishiguro...
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FILE - In this January 29, 1974 file photo, singer and poet Bob Dylan performs at the Nassau Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York. Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, one of the most surprising decisions in award's history. The Swedish Academy praised Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." This year's winner is set to be announced on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. ( AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
October 05, 2017 - 1:11 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — After two consecutive years of unconventional choices for the Nobel Literature Prize, observers are wondering if the Swedish Academy's adventurous streak will continue. Haruki Murakami of Japan, whose works fuse the realistic and the fantastic, and Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o, whose...
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Richard Henderson, one of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, holds a bacterio rhodopsin model prior to a press conference at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developments in electron microscopy. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York's Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 04, 2017 - 11:13 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way to create exquisitely detailed images of the molecules driving life — a technology that the Nobel committee said allows scientists to visualize molecular...
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From left, Sara Snogerup Linse, chairman of the Nobel Committee in Chemistry, Goran K. Hansson, secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and Peter Brzezinski, member of the Nobel Committee, sit during a press conference as they announce - Jacques Dubochet - from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank from Columbia University, USA and Richard Henderson, from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, in England as the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry rewards researchers for major advances in studying the infinitesimal bits of material that are the building blocks of life. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP)
October 04, 2017 - 6:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Chemistry Prize (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Joachim Frank, who shares this year's Nobel Chemistry Prize with two other researchers for developing a method to generate three-dimensional images of the molecules of life, says the potential use of the method...
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Scientists Barry Barish, left, and Kip Thorne, both of the California Institute of Technology, shake hands during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. Barish and Thorne won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe, the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 03, 2017 - 2:40 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Physics Prize (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The two California scientists sharing this year's Nobel Physics Prize credited each other and their third partner, as well as the team that helped build and maintain the instrument that helped them discover...
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