Dr Akira Yoshino holds up a couple of lithium ion batteries. File photo: Kyodo via Reuters

Three scientists win Nobel Chemistry prize for lithium-ion battery

  • The jury said the development of the lithium-ion batteries has ‘revolutionised our lives’
  • It is today used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles, and makes possible a fossil fuel-free society, they said
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Dr Akira Yoshino holds up a couple of lithium ion batteries. File photo: Kyodo via Reuters
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Swedish activist and student Greta Thunberg walks off the stage after addressing the Climate Strike in Montreal, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Who could win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize? Odds favour teen activist Greta Thunberg, but some experts are sceptical

  • A total of 301 individuals and organisations have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year
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Swedish activist and student Greta Thunberg walks off the stage after addressing the Climate Strike in Montreal, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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