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China’s Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner’s Release from Jail

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan says he hopes jailed 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo can soon be freed from prison. Mo on Thursday became the first Chinese national to win the prestigious literature prize. He has come under criticism for failing to speak out about the plight of Liu or against […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

China’s Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm announced the winner of the prestigious prize on Thursday. In describing his work, the Nobel committee said Mo merges folk tales, history and the contemporary “with hallucinatory realism.” Mo is seen as one of China’s foremost contemporary […]

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Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded to American Duo

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced the winners of the prestigious prize on Wednesday. Lefkowitz and Kobilka won for their research on G-protein coupled receptors, a part of the cell which affects how pharmaceutical drugs are absorbed […]

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Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Frenchman, American

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to American David Wineland and Frenchman Serge Haroche. The winners of the prestigious prize were announced Tuesday in Stockholm, Sweden. The two physicists won for their groundbreaking work in quantum physics, particularly quantum optics, which deals in the capturing and manipulation of light particles. The Nobel […]

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Medicine Prize Kicks Off Nobel Week

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine has been won by Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka and Britain’s John Gurdon for their work on stem cells. The winners of the prestigious prize were announced Monday in Stockholm. The scientists won for their research in nuclear reprogramming, a process that instructs adult cells to form early stem cells, which […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Says Nobel Prize Helped Her Reconnect

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the Nobel Peace Prize opened a door in her heart and helped extend her concern for democracy and human rights beyond her country’s national borders. The opposition leader called for the release of all political prisoners as she delivered her Nobel lecture in Norway on Saturday – […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Delivers Long-delayed Nobel Speech

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has given her acceptance speech for the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, 21 years after her son accepted the prize for her while she was in detention. In a speech in Oslo Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi said the award came while she was under house arrest in Burma […]

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Nobel Laureates to Receive Less Money

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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This year’s Nobel prize winner will receive 20 percent less prize money than past winners. The Nobel Foundation announced Monday that it is decreasing the winners’ purse to $1.12 million because of the global economic crisis. Past winners received $1.40 million. The capital that forms the base for the awards was donated in the will […]

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