‘Fact-checkers’ proposed for Nobel peace prize

Trine Skei Grande, a former leader of Norway’s Liberal Party, pictured in 2019, has nominated the International Fact-Checking Network for the Nobel Peace Prize With truth famously known as the “first casualty of war,” a Norwegian parliamentarian announced Thursday that she is nominating “fact-checkers” for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Announcing the nomination on Twitter, […]

Hepatitis C discoveries win 2020 medicine Nobel Prize

Three virologists have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Harvey Alter, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Michael Houghton, who is now at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and Charles Rice, now of The Rockefeller University in New York […]

Black hole revelations win the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

Research that unveiled the most mysterious objects in the cosmos has garnered science’s highest honor. Three scientists who cemented the reality of black holes have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford, Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea […]

American duo win Nobel Economics Prize for work on auctions

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have helped invent new auction formats US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such as radio frequencies, the Nobel Committee said. The duo was honoured “for improvements […]

Gene-editing tool CRISPR wins the chemistry Nobel

Turning a bacterial defense mechanism into one of the most powerful tools in genetics has earned Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier the Nobel Prize in chemistry.  The award for these genetic scissors, called CRISPR/Cas 9, is “a fantastic prize,” Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, said at an Oct. 7 news […]

Nobel prize in chemistry 2020: Precision genome editing

For the first time, two women share the Nobel prize for chemistry. Their work with CRISPR helped usher in a new generation of precision genome editing. “My wish is that this will provide a positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science, and to show them that women […]

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a child carries a parcel from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Mwenezi, Zimbabwe. The WFP has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made Friday Oct. 9, 2020 in Oslo by […]