In a BBC poll Marie Curie has been voted the top woman to have made the most significant impact on the world.
US economist Richard Thaler has won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics. Professor Thaler, from the Chicago Booth business school, is famous for his bestselling book Nudge. The Nobel committee praised Prof Thaler for having "built a
The Remains of the Day novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. The British writer was announced as the recipient by the Swedish Academy, who praised his "novels of great emotional force". He said:
The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be revealed on October 9 in Oslo, and a list of the 10 most likely candidates to score the coveted award has been released. Mary Robinson was the seventh - and first female - president of Ireland. Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is the highest-ranking women with odds at 18/1.
A Nobel Prize winner was interrogated by airport security in America after travelling with his 24-carat pure gold medal to show his grandmother. Physicist Brian Schmidt was stopped and questioned by TSA agents as he carried the $10,000 prize in
A wealthy Chinese biomedical boss yesterday paid $2.27m - almost £1.5m - for the Nobel Prize won by Francis Crick. Crick was the eminent British scientist who co-discovered DNA. New owner Jack Wang was reportedly willing to pay double the amount