A set of annual international awards established by Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895. The Nobel Prize recognises achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace.
Noble Peace Prize wins for journalists Dimtry Muratov and Maria Ressa show safeguarding press freedom must be the priority as any legislation against misinformation is a double-edged sword.
The prize’s selection process has many flaws, but it still usually manages to pick a worthy winner and is worth preserving.
With the technique called CRISPR discovered by this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, it is now possible to envision treating many incurable diseases and correcting genetic defects before birth. But the public first needs to be reassured that transparent and stringent regulations and monitoring are in place.
Yonden Lhatoo calls out US politicians for blatant double standards in seeking to honour the city’s anti-government movement while being conflicted over protests in their own country.
The women’s rights advocate said the hunger strike was in protest against what she said was the prison’s failure to give her access to medical care. Mohammadi is being held in Tehran’s Evin prison.
‘Victory is not easy but it is certain,’ said Narges Mohammadi, who has been arrested or imprisoned many times. She has been unable to see her children for seven years.
The Economics Prize, set up by the Swedish central bank, concludes this year’s Nobel awards.
Professor Fraser Stoddart calls on council to ignore accusations against Xiang Zhang, saying inquiry is a ‘complete waste of time’.
It will take up to a decade for China to catch up with global developments in the technology, which is the foundation of Covid-19 vaccines, scientist says.
Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran’s leading human rights activists, who has campaigned for women’s rights and the abolition of the death penalty. She is currently serving multiple sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison.
Often compared to Samuel Beckett, Fosse’s work is minimalistic, relying on simple language which delivers its message through rhythm, melody and silence.
Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov won for “the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”, used in LED TVs, solar panels and to guide surgeons while removing cancer tissue.
The Nobel Physics Prize winners were honoured for experiments that gave humanity new tools to explore the world of electrons in atoms and molecules.
Katalin Kariko’s obsession with researching mRNA to fight disease once cost her a faculty position at a prestigious US university. Now, her pioneering work has won her the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Drew Weismann and Katalin Kariko were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work that paved the way for the development of mRNA vaccines used to fight Covid-19.
A vocal critic of ex-president Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war, Ressa has long maintained that the charges against her and her news website Rappler were politically motivated.
Hong Kong Jockey Club ponies up HK$5bn for charity as city leader Lee says city will be “international philanthropic centre”.
Film star Brigitte Lin, 68, shares her secrets for retaining a sharp mind as she becomes ambassador for dementia prevention project.
The decision was widely praised by Swedish politicians, several of whom said they would boycott the ceremony in Stockholm if those countries were represented.
Scientist’s widow Gwen Kao Wong joins new music project ‘Remember The Time We Sing’ to boost public knowledge of the degenerative brain disease.
The organiser’s decision to include the Russian and Belarusian ambassadors this year drew anger in Ukraine, Sweden and elsewhere.
The designation – reminiscent of the Soviet-era term ‘enemies of the people’ – is commonly used by Russian authorities to stifle critics.
The 193 countries of the organisation were unable to nail down a deal after this week’s meeting in The Hague, during which Moscow and its allies traded barbs with Western states.
As the anniversary of the discovery of HIV approaches, Nobel laureate virologist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi describes how she and colleagues at the Pasteur Institute in Paris discovered the virus in 1983.
Moore set the breakneck pace of progress in the digital age with a 1965 prediction of how quickly engineers would boost the capacity of computer chips. He who died on Friday at his home in Hawaii.
Oe, who died of old age on March 3, was the second Japanese author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The founder of the authoritarian nation’s most prominent rights group has repeatedly run into trouble with security forces in Belarus, often described as ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’.
Ressa, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with a Russian journalist in 2021, still faces three other cases, including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal that could mean nearly seven years in prison.