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Former Fed chair Bernanke shares Nobel for research on banks

STOCKHOLM (AP) - This year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences has been awarded to U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and two other U.S.-based economists. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig were recognized Monday for their research into…

Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to jailed Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian group Memorial and the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties. Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said…

Nobel Prize for 3 chemists who made molecules 'click'

STOCKHOLM (AP) - This year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Americans Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless, and Danish scientist Morten Meldal for developing a way of “snapping molecules together" that can be used to design…

3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Three scientists have jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications, including in the field of encryption. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian…

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish scientist Svante Paabo has won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on human evolution, the award’s panel said Monday. Paabo spearheaded the development of new techniques that allowed researchers to compare the genome…