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His death was announced Saturday.
Pakistan is a diverse country and females account for a large portion of the population. Recently, it has becoming increasingly difficult to discuss the challenges that Pakistani women face. There is a dire need to promote the education of females by launching awareness campaigns at the national level, because in order to educate a nation, you need to educate its women.
STOCKHOLM -- Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage.'' Alexievich, 67, used the...
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Most impressively, there's one for almost every field.
Paul Corkum's work helps measure movements in billionths of seconds.
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Take a moment to think about a famous scientist. Imagine this person in your mind's eye. What does he or she look like? Chances are, you pictured Albert Einstein with his wild silver hair and starry gaze. Failing that, you probably visualized an elderly gentleman wearing a lab coat.
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BERKELEY, Calif. - Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.On the tranquil morning of...
I imagined: How would Banting, when physicians feared diabetes the same way we all fear Ebola today, have approached the crisis when technology was similarly undergoing a revolution during the fin de siècle? Banting was possessed of tenacity and optimism.
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Recently, North America awoke to the news that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who fearlessly advocated for female education in Pakistan's Swat valley, had received the Nobel Peace Prize. Tho...
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STOCKHOLM - U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the "inner GPS" in the brain that he...
TORONTO—A Canadian researcher will find out Monday morning if he has won a Nobel Prize. Dr. Stephen Scherer is director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto....
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TORONTO - A Canadian researcher is being touted as a potential Nobel Prize winner by an organization that predicts which scientists are most likely to take home one of the coveted awards.Dr. Stephen S...
VICTORIA - Alice Munro proudly watched daughter Jenny accept the Nobel Prize on her behalf in Stockholm on Tuesday, and reflected back on a writing life that began when she was a girl growing up in ru...
Alice Munro's win for the Nobel Prize in Literature prompted Canadians to take to Twitter to celebrate one of the country's most legendary writers, only the 13th woman to receive the distinction. Othe...
VICTORIA - Alice Munro tried selling other people's books for years, but the deeper she dove into the book-selling business, the more she believed she could write her own stories.Munro's former husban...
TORONTO - Book lovers around the globe celebrated Alice Munro's spare, elegant prose on Thursday when the Ontario-born author won the Nobel Prize for literature, but the reclusive short story writer w...
James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the United States and Thomas Suedhof of Germany won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for groundbreaking work on how the cell organises its transport system. T...
In his 1968 best-selling memoir "The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA," James Watson depicts himself as the victor of the DNA race, and Franklin as the villainess who stood in his way. Published 10 years after Franklin's death, Watson included a thoughtful epilogue, noting that because of his youth, his "initial impressions of her, both scientific and personal... were often wrong," admitting that he realized "years too late the struggles that the intelligent woman faces to be accepted by a scientific world which often regards women as mere diversions from serious thinking."
The federal government recently announced a reorganization of the National Research Council to make it more "business-led" and industry-focused. Since then, many politicians have encouraged support for science that serves market interests. I believe we should support science because curiosity and the ability to ask and answer questions are part of what makes our species unique.
I predict another novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel will be studied in a similar way by future generations. The difference is those students will be rewarded with a viewing of the just-released, sensational, epic 3D adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" book.
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Right now, Europe is having serious economic and social problems. But that's no reason to challenge the award of the Nobel Peace prize to the European Union. When it comes to handing out peace prizes, you can't ask for a lot more than traditional enemies beating their swords into ploughshares. And lions lying down with lambs. This Peace Prize is truly well-deserved.
One thing seems certain about the upcoming Nobel Prize for Literature: No Canadian author will win it. No Canadian author ever has, despite Canada arguably being the most literate country in the world, where virtually every citizen can read and write.