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Economist Gary Becker dies at 83

Gary Becker, whose work applying the principles of economics to a wide range of human behaviour won the Nobel Prize in 1992, has died at age 83, the University of Chicago said. Becker, a student of free-market economist Milton Fri

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Nobel winner Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific wr

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Americans win Nobel for asset price forecast

Three American scientists won the 2013 economics Nobel prize on Monday for research that has improved the forecasting of asset prices in the long term and helped the emergence of index funds in stock markets, the award-giving body said.

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Nobel Peace prize for chemical arms watchdog

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is currently overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. The $1.25 millio

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Work on cell 'ferrying' system wins Nobel

Two Americans and a German won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize on Monday for their work on how hormones and enzymes are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.  

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Nobel winner helped spark kidney donor revolution

  For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors w

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Sims, Sargent win 2011 economics Nobel

Americans Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims shared the 2011 Nobel prize in economics on Monday for providing ways to understand the impacts of policy changes or shocks like surging oil prices on output, inflation or employment. Sims, fro

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Crystal work wins Chemistry Nobel

An Israeli scientist whose work was once ridiculed for being out of line with received thinking won the 2011 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for discovering different ways in which atoms could be packed together in solid materials.

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Americans, British-Cypriot win 2010 economics Nobel

A British-Cypriot and two Americans, including one nominated by US President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve board, won the 2010 economics Nobel on Monday for work helping explain unemployment and job markets. The work honoured is high

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'Wonder carbon' duo win Nobel

Two Russian-born scientists shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics for showing how a form of carbon behaved, a discovery with profound implications from quantum physics to consumer electronics. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the U

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