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Egyptian Nobel laureate Zewail dies at 70

Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, a science and technology advisor to President Barack Obama and the first US science envoy to the Middle East, died on Tuesday in the United States, his spokesman told Egyptian state TV.

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Nobel-laureate to address ethical finance awards

The Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge Awards (EFICA) has confirmed Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus as the keynote speaker at the upcoming third annual awards in Dubai, UAE. Supported by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and

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Malala, Indian child activist win Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labour Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize yester

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Match-making science wins economy Nobel

US economists Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley won the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for research on how to match different economic agents such as students for schools or even organ donors with patients. The Royal Swedish

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Chinese writer wins Nobel prize for literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land. The prize, awarded by

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Cell receptor research wins chemistry Nobel

Two American scientists won the 2012 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for research into how cells respond to external stimuli that is helping to develop better drugs to fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer and depression.

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French, US scientists win Nobel for Quantum work

A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new kind of computer far more powerful than any seen before.

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Japanese, UK scientists win Nobel medicine prize

A British and a Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for work on creating stem cells, opening the door to new methods to diagnose and treat diseases. Briton John Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka equa

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Immune system discoveries win medicine Nobel

Three scientists who unlocked secrets of the body's immune system, opening doors to new vaccines and treatments for cancer, won the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday. American Bruce Beutler and French biologist Jules Hoffmann, wh

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Obama says success may silence Nobel critics

US President Barack Obama acknowledged criticism of his Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday but said he hoped it would subside if he succeeded in his goals, including cutting nuclear weapons and tackling climate change. Speaking in Norway before

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