The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is shared by three scientists -- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz -- for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Here's what that means.
Cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries in autophagy. Wait, what's autophagy?…
By Erik Andersen
For the first time since it was delivered 51 years ago, it is now possible to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in its entirety.
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The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Angus Deaton, a Scottish-born scholar at Princeton University who has analyzed spending, poverty and welfare. The Nobel laureate joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his work and insight into inequality and society.
By Kristen Doerer
Princeton economist Angus Deaton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science on Monday for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
More than 30 years after she identified one of the most pernicious viruses to infect humankind, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering HIV, is retiring. Barré-Sinoussi says even though a cure may never…
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In our news wrap Thursday, Congress went after automaker Volkswagen over the way it rigged diesel models to cheat on emissions tests. Also, Russia fired more cruise missiles into Syria, while denying several U.S. reports that several missiles crashed in…
The Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday to Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian investigative journalist who has collected hundreds of firsthand accounts on international conflicts including World War II, the Soviet War and the Chernobyl disaster.
By Nsikan Akpan
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar split the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the head of NATO rejected Russia's claim that its planes twice accidentally strayed into Turkey while on bombing runs in Syria, calling the actions "unacceptable." Also, at a meeting of European officials in Brussels. Turkey…
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