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2008-10-03 14:50:00

Some of the winners of this years alternative "Ig Nobel" prizes include a researcher who figured out that Coke explodes sperm and a psychology professor who discovered that people will happily eat stale chips if they crunch loudly enough.

2008-10-03 09:00:09

By Deseret News editorial Alfred Nobel -- father of the Nobel Prize in literature -- invented dynamite. And this past week, the top member of the jury in that competition lit a few fuses and set off some charges.

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2008-10-02 13:10:00

A survey released by Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday has named the most likely scientists to receive this year’s prestigious Nobel Prize.

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Malin Rising; Hillel Italie STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S.

2008-10-01 15:00:10

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the 2008 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October.

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: The top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S.

2008-09-21 00:00:10

By Bella Jaisinghani MUMBAI: An award ceremony scheduled to take place in the city on Friday has revived an old controversy between the Nobel Foundation, which awards the most prestigious prize in the world, and one of the descendants of its founder, Sir Alfred Nobel.

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By Joe Napsha A Pittsburgh professor and an Alcoa Inc. engineer have shared in a rare honor -- winning a small piece of the Nobel Peace Prize.

2008-08-25 15:00:00

By Manu Kaushik Every year in September and early October, innovators around the world go agog with anticipation. That's when Sweden-based Nobel Foundation announces the winners of the Nobel Prize in six disciplines, comprising physics, chemistry, peace, economics, medicine and literature.


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