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2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr.

2008-06-25 18:02:20

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, died Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

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2007-10-12 05:10:00

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

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2006-10-02 15:40:00

Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a way to silence specific genes, a revolutionary finding that scientists are scrambling to harness for fighting illnesses as diverse as cancer, heart disease and AIDS.

2006-08-16 05:40:39

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday it would not revoke the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Guenter Grass after the German author confessed to serving in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops.

2006-02-28 01:47:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The world is beginning to understand that integrating women and girls into the life of a nation is the surest path to economic growth and development, a top U.N. official told an annual meeting that analyzes the global status of women.

2006-02-24 07:43:11

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

2006-02-24 07:31:06

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

2005-12-10 12:02:49

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Australian who drank a broth of bacteria to prove a theory on stomach ulcers joined nine other scientists to receive their Nobel prizes on Saturday, with the literature winner absent for a second year in a row.

2005-12-10 07:55:51

OSLO (Reuters) - The International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday for their work to prevent the spread of nuclear arms and promote the safe use of atomic power.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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