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2005-10-06 07:44:14

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-06 06:38:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-04 07:51:02

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Norway (Reuters) - A tip for anyone aspiring to win the Nobel Peace Prize -- visit Norway. In a curious mix of coincidence, luck and lobbying, many laureates since the award was set up in 1901 have been to the Nordic nation before the prize decision. The 2005 winner will be announced on Friday from a field of 199 candidates. "It may be that the members of the committee feel more tempted when they have met someone, heard them talk and been impressed," said...

2005-10-03 05:01:14

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Australians Barry Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Medicine prize for discovering a bacterium that causes gastritis and stomach ulcers, said the Nobel Assembly of Stockholm's Karolinska Institute on Monday. They made the "remarkable and unexpected discovery" in 1982 that the stomach inflammation known as gastritis and ulceration of the stomach and duodenum known as peptic ulcer disease are caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, the Assembly...

2005-10-03 03:45:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia. Experts are divided about whether the secretive five-member committee would dare to broaden the scope of the $1.3 million award in 2005 to honor Geldof or Bono, who have campaigned for years to ease hunger and poverty in Africa. Last year,...

2004-11-28 09:00:09

Sri Lanka hosts 42nd World Congress of Medicina Alternativa COLOMBO, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The 42nd World Congress of Medicina Alternativa hosted by Sri lanka opened here Saturday. During the congress, two people who practice Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) will be nominated for the candidate of Alfred Nobel Prize. Anton Jayasuriya, chairperson of the Congress, said that a committee has been appointed to examine the suitability of persons for the laureateship and...


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2010-09-29 16:59:34

Dynamite, invented by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1867, is an explosive that harnesses the potential of nitroglycerin to explode. Normally it is sold in an 8 inch long stick and weighs about .6 pounds although other sizes do exist. TNT is usually the standard by which explosive power is gauged; however, dynamite actually has more than 60% greater energy density than TNT. Nitroglycerin dissolved in nitrocellulose and a small amount of ketone can form another type of dynamite. This type...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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