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Climate Change Scientists Share Nobel Prize In Physics

From the Nobel Prize Committee: Complex systems are characterised by randomness and disorder and are difficult to understand. This year’s Prize recognises new methods for describing them and predicting their long-term behaviour. One complex system of vital importance to humankind is Earth’s climate. Syukuro Manabe demonstrated how increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to increased temperatures at …

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Two US Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize For Medicine

From the Nobel Prize Committee: Our ability to sense heat, cold and touch is essential for survival and underpins our interaction with the world around us. In our daily lives we take these sensations for granted, but how are nerve impulses initiated so that temperature and pressure can be perceived? This question has been solved by this year’s Nobel Prize …

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Discoverers Of Hep C Virus Win Nobel For Medicine

CBS News reports: Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice, and British scientist Michael Houghton were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The head of the Nobel Committee, Thomas Perlmann, announced the winners in Stockholm. The medicine prize carried particular significance this year due to the coronavirus …

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Trump Retweets QAnon Praise For Nobel Nomination

Fox News reports: “I’m delighted that a Norwegian parliamentarian would nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday. “President Obama basically got the Nobel Peace Prize for waking up and they gave it to him at the very beginning of his administration,” Fox News contributor Gingrich told “Fox & Friends.” Just weeks …

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81 US Nobel Prize Laureates Endorse Biden: We Need Leaders Who Appreciate The Value Of Science In Policy

From an open letter published this morning: 81 American Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine have signed this letter to express their support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election for President of the United States. At no time in our nation’s history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value …

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Trump Asks Nobel Prize Winner How She Won Nobel Prize After She Explains How She Won Nobel Prize

Agence France-Press reports: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded with him to help the Yazidis of Iraq. Murad, one of thousands of women and girls from the ancient faith abducted by the Islamic State group as they overran swathes of Iraq in 2014, joined a …

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“God Particle” Physicist Leon Lederman Dies At Age 96, Was Forced To Sell His Nobel Prize To Pay Medical Bills

The Associated Press reports: Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase “God particle,” died Wednesday at 96. Lederman directed the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago from 1978 to 1989. He’s described as a giant in his field who also had a passion for sharing …

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NORWAY: Nobel Committee Notifies Police After Donald Trump Receives “Falsified” Peace Prize Nomination

The BBC reports: A nomination made for US President Donald Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize was potentially fraudulent, according to the awarding committee. The Norwegian committee has filed a report with police over its concerns. Mr Trump was reportedly nominated for his “ideology of peace by force” by an anonymous American. The director of the Nobel Institute said …

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Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

The Telegraph reports: “Isn’t that something…?” Bob Dylan isn’t exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician to be granted admission to the world’s most elite literary club. When I ask him about his reaction to hearing the news a …

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70 Nobel Prize Winners Endorse Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports: In an open letter to the American people, 70 winners of the Nobel Prize endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday. In the letter, the laureates write that Clinton will preserve the country’s freedoms, safeguard national security and unite the country to work toward a better future. “It is imperative that Hillary Clinton be elected as the next …

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

Reuters reports: Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan – who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” …

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