Tag: Nobel Prizes

Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its work in advancing democracy at a time when the country was in chaos, upsetting widely believed frontrunners Angela Merkel and Pope Francis. “The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of…

Malala at Nobel: My Story Not Unique [VIDEO]

While speaking at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Wednesday, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai said, “I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.” Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for pushing for education rights for women. She was awarded…

French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano of France won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy gave the 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) prize to Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

Nobel physics prize awarded for LED discovery

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to 3 scientists for their work in inventing blue LED lights, allowing a new generation of bright and energy-efficient lighting. Two scientists from Japan and one from the U.S. won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their invention of an environmentally friendly light source. Isamu…

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Brain Cell GPS Research Neuroscientists

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to American-British neuroscientist John O’Keefe, and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the prize annually to “the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine.” It is…

Uruguay Pres. up for Nobel Peace Prize for marijuana legalization

Uruguay’s president, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the Dutch activist organization, the Drugs Peace Institute. Thanks to Mujica, in April, his country will be the first to completely legalize marijuana. “It is a promise to bridge the gap between defiant marijuana consumers and the prohibiting society,” the Institute…

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. Socialist politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world…

Nobel Author Doris Lessing Dies At 94

Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94, The Guardian reports. At 88 years old, she became the oldest author to win the Nobel prize in literature. Born in Iran, brought up in the African bush in Zimbabwe – where her 1950 first novel, The Grass Is Singing, was set –…