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  1. News - World - NOBEL PRIZES

    Discovery of brain's 'inner GPS' earns trio Nobel Prize for medicine

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... three Nobel laureates won Columbia University's Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize last year for their discoveries. They will split the Nobel prize money of 8 million Swedish kronor (HK$8.53 ... Associated Press in Stockholm Prize for medicine goes to trio for research into positioning system that could aid understanding of spatial memory loss of Alzheimer's disease ...

  2. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Malala of Pakistan, Satyarthi of India win Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:35pm by AP

    ... and was carrying on the tradition of another great Indian, Mahatma Gandhi. The winners will split the prize money of US$1.1 million. Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press ... champions win Nobel Peace Prize Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for risking their lives to fight ...

  3. News - World

    How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place. ... kronor (HK$9.7 million) prize money. And judging from past experience, anything can happen. Sometimes they donate it to charity or scientific research, but that is by no means universal. Lars ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Shaw Prize astronomers listen in on the symphony of stars

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:21am by Kate Whitehead

    ... million prize money back into their research. And while they are grateful for the money- and the recognition- Peacock said it was a fraction of the costs of their future work. "The next ... Kate Whitehead Astronomers win Shaw Prize for their work on a survey of the galaxies, based on sound waves that were once set in motion by the big bang Listening in on the symphony ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    China is the rising star in science, say Shaw Prize winners

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com China the rising star in science, say prizewinners When cosmologist John Peacock, a winner of this year's Shaw Prize for Astronomy, looks ... with us." Fellow winner Shaun Cole, physics professor at Durham University, agreed. Cole, who has worked with seven Chinese astronomers at Durham, said: "It's not just the money ...

  6. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Did Alibaba's Jack Ma keep prized asset for himself?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan After a blockbuster US listing, Jack Ma's best asset may be Alipay, the online payment service not included in the Alibaba offering Did Ma keep prized asset for himself? ... e-retailers because of the time-consuming process of wiring money through the undeveloped channels provided by retail banks. How many of those buying into Alibaba's IPO were more focused ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... paying a cent. One of the many enduring insights of French economist Jean Tirole, who won this year's Nobel prize for economics, is to discern the common feature of these phenomena as a type ... is especially relevant in understanding the economics of online services. But the committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel especially cites the importance ...

  8. News - World

    Frenchman Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize for economics

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm Jean Tirole's research reveals a need for industry-specific market regulations Frenchman wins Nobel Prize for economics French economist Jean Tirole has won this year's Nobel Prize for economics for his analysis of big companies, market power and regulation. Tirole, the second Frenchman to be honoured this year, is "one ...

  9. News - Asia - NOBEL PRIZES

    Nobel Prize for Peace sends a message to old rivals India and Pakistan

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Nobel committee hopes that in honouring Pakistani schoolgirl and Indian man it can nudge their countries away from conflict Peace prize sends a message to old ... Malala Yousafzai, 17, and Kailash Satyarthi, 60, will be forever linked- co-winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, honoured for risking their lives for the rights of children to education ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Elusive Nobel for science should inspire research, not frustration

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo Mainland's lack of a science prize should inspire research rather than just resting on ancient achievements, argue commentators Elusive Nobels seen as more blows to national pride Despite the national frenzy in 2012 over China's first winner of the Nobel literature prize, Mo Yan, a sense of frustration is apparent among many mainlanders after four ...




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