OPCW Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2013


The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical arms stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organisation with a modest budget, dispatched experts to Syria after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 … [Read more...]

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro

Alice Munro, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro, 82, is the 13th woman to win the prize. Previous winners in recent years include Mo Yan, a Chinese writer, in 2012; … [Read more...]

Nobel Prize In Chemistry 2013

Nobel Prize Chemistry

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers for work that did not involve test tubes or lab coats. Martin Karplus, 83, of the University of Strasbourg in France and Harvard University; Michael Levitt, 66, of Stanford University; and Arieh Warshel, 72, of the University of Southern California, share the honor and the … [Read more...]

Higgs Boson! God Particle: Free eBook


Francois Englert and Peter Higgs have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics 2013  for work that led to last year's discovery of the Higgs boson. The Nobel Prize committee named the winners "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributed to the understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles". The official citation read: … [Read more...]

Nobel Prize In Medicine 2013

Nobel Medicines

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine  for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. This traffic control system keeps activities inside cells from descending into chaos and has helped researchers gain a better … [Read more...]