Nobel Prize


Mark Zuckerberg will give you millions for science research

Feb 21, 2013
11 scientists are $3 million richer than they were earlier this week thanks to the new 'Breakthrough Prize' awarded by Silicon Valley tech titans including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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The record of peace in the European Union

Dec 11, 2012
The European Union, and the euro -- for all its faults -- has been credited with keeping the continent relatively peaceful of late. And European peace is the subject of our quiz this morning.
Posted In: European Union, Nobel Prize, war, quiz

European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10, 2012
The European Union has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The $1.2 million award has been welcomed by EU leaders, but some say the EU should not have received it.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union

Shrunken Nobel Prizes to depend more on hedge funds

Dec 4, 2012
The Nobel Foundation's investments haven't done well, forcing the foundation to cut the size of its cash awards. Now it's increasing investments in hedge funds.
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Nobel prize-winner Alvin Roth: 'Certainly didn't see it coming'

Oct 15, 2012
Stanford economist Alvin Roth shares this year's Nobel Prize for Economics for his work designing and creating markets where there were none.
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Nobel awarded for economics of matchmaking

Oct 15, 2012
This year's Nobel Prize in economics goes to a pair of researchers who've worked in the field of matching people to the things they want, in markets like health care and employment.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, Economics

Nobel Prize in Economics: A history of winners

Oct 15, 2012
It's best known as the Nobel Prize for Economics, but the official name of the award handed out today for the 44th time is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. A list of past winners.
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Nobel Prize awarded to two Americans

Oct 15, 2012
This year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics goes to Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley for their work in allocation systems known as "market design."
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Europeans 'would like to thank' the Nobel committee

Oct 12, 2012
The Nobel Prize committee announces their pick for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The winner? The European Union.
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Nobel Peace Prize: And the winner is Europe!

Oct 12, 2012
At last some good news for Europe -- racked by the worst economic crisis in its history, the European Union has just won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union, Europe debt crisis