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[ANALYSIS] Why this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics is relevant to Filipinos

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:03 PM

It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs

Trio wins 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) 'This year's laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty,' the jury says of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer

NOBEL WINNERS. Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, French-American Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of the US win the Nobel Economics Prize for their 'experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,' the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Nobel season wraps up with Economics Prize

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:07 PM

The name of the winner or winners will be revealed at 11:45 am (0945 GMT; 5:45 pm Manila time)

Ethiopia's Abiy urged to cement 'rights legacy' after Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is 'humbled and thrilled' to receive the Nobel, adding that he hopes it will inspire other African leaders

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on October 11, 2019. File photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Abiy is honored 'for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea'

NOBEL WINNER. In this file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C) welcomes Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki upon his arrival at the airport in Gondar, for a visit in Ethiopia, on November 9, 2018. File photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Outrage in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo over Peter Handke's Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:09 AM

The Austrian writer is seen by critics as a supporter of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic

PETER HANDKE. The Austrian writer poses in Chaville in the Paris surburbs, on October 10 after he was awarded with the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:19 PM

(UPDATED) Olga Tokarczuk's books portray a polychromatic world perpetually in motion, while Peter Handke's works are filled with a strong desire to discover and to make his discoveries come to life by finding new literary expressions for them

NOBEL WINNERS. Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, while Austrian author Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. Tokarczuk file photo from Ritta Pedersen/DPA/AFP; Handke file photo by Barbara Gindl/APA/AFP

Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:02 PM

(UPDATED) 'Lithium batteries have revolutionized our lives since they first entered the market in 1991,' the jury says, adding they are 'of the greatest benefit to humankind'

NOBEL PRIZE. A screen displays the portraits of the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (L-R) John Goodenough of US, Britain's Stanley Whittingham and Japan's Akira Yoshino during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Photo by Naina Helen Jama/TT News Agency/AFP

Odds favor Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, but experts skeptical

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Online betting sites put Greta Thunberg as the favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but experts are more cautious on who might win it

GRETA THUNBERG. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Dark matter, exoplanet discoveries win 2019 Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,' according to the jury

WINNERS. Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics (Bottom L-R) Chair of the Nobel Committee Mats Larsson, Secretary General of the Academy Goran K Hansson, and Ulf Danielsson sit in front of a screen displaying the portraits of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Up L-R) Canadian-American James Peebles, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 8, 2019 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Trio win 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) 'They established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function,' the jury says

NOBEL MEDICINE PRIZE. Nobel Assembly member, Randall Johnson (R), speaks to announce the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Gregg Semenza of the US, Peter Ratcliffe of Britain and William Kaelin of the US, seen on a screen during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 7, 2019. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Nobel buzz for Greta and literature duo

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Greta Thunberg is said to be the one to beat for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to bookmakers, though predictions are uncertain as the list of candidates are not made public

NOBEL BUZZ. In this file photo taken on October 03, 2011 the statue of Alfred Nobel is pictured at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Cambridge-educated Franklin 'helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars,' says UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore

NEW MARS ROVER. A picture shows a working prototype of the newly named Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover at the Airbus Defense and Space facility in Stevenage, north of London on February 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says the prize was 'for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Nobel Peace Prize laureates Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad hug at the end of a press conference on December 9, 2018 in Oslo. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

35 top prize winners warn Brexit will damage science

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The 29 Nobel Prize winners in science and 6 recipients of the Fields Medal say open European borders have helped the continent make up ground lost to US researchers in the wake of World War II

BREXIT. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Why more women don’t win science Nobels

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Only 3% of these prizes have gone to women since 1901

NOBEL LAUREATE. Professor Dr. Donna Strickland is applauded during a news conference at the University of Waterloo to field questions about her shared Nobel Prize in Physics, October 2, 2018 in Waterloo, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP


[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima and the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:22 PM

It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research harnessing evolution

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:18 PM

(UPDATED) American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter win the Nobel Chemistry Prize

NOBEL LAUREATES. Screen displays portraits of Frances H Arnold and George P Smith, both of the US, and Gregory P Winter of Great Britain during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemestry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 3, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonas Ekstromer/ TT News Agency/AFP

Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Nobel prize winner Donna Strickland was praised 'for inspiring other women and young girls to dream without limits and pursue the careers of their choice'

NOBEL LAUREATE. Professor Dr. Donna Strickland is applauded during a news conference at the University of Waterloo to field questions about her shared Nobel Prize in Physics, October 2, 2018 in Waterloo, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Trio wins Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) For their work in the field of laser physics, Arthur Askin of the US, and the tandem of France's Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland of Canada, share the Nobel Prize

NOBEL WINNERS. A screen displays portraits of Arthur Ashkin of the United States, Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 2, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo by Hanna Franzen

Nobel-winning therapy weaponizes immune system against cancer

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:19 PM

While chemotherapy destroys cancerous cells along with normal cells – often with toxic and debilitating effects on a patient – immunotherapy unleashes the body's immune system to target tumor cells

American, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:10 PM

For figuring out how to help the patient's own immune system tackle the cancer more quickly, immunologists James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan win the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (L) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1, 2018. James P Allison of US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won Nobel Medicine Prize for their achievements in cancer treatment. Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Without the Literature Prize, this year's other high-profile Nobel is the Peace Prize, to be announced in Oslo on Friday, October 5

Simple blood test may reveal your body's inner clock

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Researchers have designed a blood test that can measure a person's inner body clock within 1.5 hours, an advance that may help personalize medical treatments in the future

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

May 04, 2018 - 11:54 PM

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year

NO WINNER. Anders Olsson, the acting permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, annonunces that the Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the award of the 2018 Nobel literature prize, during an interview to the Swedish newsagency TT News Agency in Stockholm, May 4, 2018. Photo by Janerik Henriksson/ TT News Agency / AFP

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

U.S.'s Thaler wins Nobel for 'making economics more human'

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) The Nobel jury awards the US economist the prize for his work on how human traits affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. Picture taken on June 22, 2014 shows US economist Richard Thaler after he was awarded the 2014 Global Economy Prize during the award ceremony in Kiel, northern Germany. US economist Richard Thaler on October 9, 2017 won the Nobel Economics Prize for his pioneering work on the psychology of economics, the jury said. Photo by Carsten Rehder/ POOL / AFP

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) Founded in Vienna in 2007, ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) comprises more than 400 NGOs and has mobilized supporters and celebrities alike in its cause.

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Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Trio takes chemistry Nobel for 'cool' method to study molecules

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of cryo-electron microscopy

2017 CHEMISTRY LAUREATES. A screen displays portraits of winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 4, 2017 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden (L-R) Jacques Dubochet from Switzerland, Joachim Frank from the US and Richard Henderson from Britain. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

U.S. trio wins physics Nobel for detection of waves from black hole collisions

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss win the 2017 Nobel Physics Prize for their discovery of gravitational waves

WINNERS. Laureates (L-R) Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne are pictured on a display during the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physics on October 3, 2017, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

U.S. body clock geneticists take 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) US trio Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young win the 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm

WINNERS. Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (L-R) Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young are pictured on a display during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Nobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics

In this file photo, a portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on the speaker's desk at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, prior to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2016. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad – hospital

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Beijing has come under fire over its treatment of activist Liu Xiaobo and for waiting until he became terminally sick to release him from prison more than a month ago

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The Nobel diploma and medal were handed to Dylan at a private ceremony in Stockholm attended by 12 academy members

NOBEL AWARDEE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Bob Dylan the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bangladesh Nobel laureate sued over 'unpaid arrears'

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The cases filed by 10 former and current employees name Grameen Telecom and its chairman Mohammad Yunus who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize after the success of his Grameen Bank in reducing poverty

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:45 PM

UPDATED The Colombian peace agreement is a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos poses with the medal and diploma during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix / Lise Aserud / AFP

Zooming in on the incredibly small: Nobel science minds 2016

Dec 09, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] This year s Nobel Prize winners in science have one thing in common: they worked on incredibly small things

Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The Nobel prizes are traditionally awarded every December 10th the anniversary of the death of prize creator Alfred Nobel a Swedish inventor philanthropist and industrialist

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

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Nov 17, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Mario Vargas Llosa on writing, love, and dictatorships

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

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Nobel laureate Bob Dylan: Uneasy 'voice of a generation'

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:37 AM

If the phrase voice of a generation were trademarked it may well belong to Bob Dylan – but the singer and poet has been an uneasy spokesman

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan, pemenang Nobel Sastra 2016

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Ia menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang memenangkan penghargaan ini

Bob Dylan menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang pernah memenangkan Nobel Prize in Literature. Foto oleh Fred Tanneau/AFP.

Bob Dylan menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang pernah memenangkan Nobel Prize in Literature. Foto oleh Fred Tanneau/AFP.

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED Singer songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on July 22, 2012 shows US poet and folk singer Bob Dylan performing during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. Fed Tanneau/AFP

Speculations abound ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Award watchers suggest this year s honors could go to a controversial writer

WHO WILL BE NEXT? The 2015 Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich (L) of Belarus poses with the award during the 2015 Nobel prize award ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall on December 10, 2015. Marcus Ericsson / TT News Agency / AFP

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to pair for work on contract theory

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on contract theory

NOBEL LAUREATES. Bengt Holmstrom and Oliver Hart. Photos courtesy MIT, Harvard

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