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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.

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.

2006-12-16 00:00:00

A Swedish astronaut kept a Frisbee in the air for 20 seconds Friday, claiming the new world record for "Maximum Time Aloft". Only thing is, it was floating in zero gravity, aboard the International Space Station.

2006-06-01 12:10:38

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran and Israel should shun uranium enrichment and other sensitive nuclear activities as part of a new drive to free the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, a panel led by former U.N. arms inspector Hans Blix said on Thursday.

2005-10-11 05:28:05

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy will announce this year's winner of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday, amid a scuffle among its scholars over last year's selection of Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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