Nobel Prize

Like A Celeb Awards Bash, Except These People Are USEFUL

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

More than $36 million in prizes has been awarded at a glitzy bash in California, except that unlike celebrities, actors and musicians the people recei...

Pakistan Schools Celebrate 'Anti-Malala Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

A organisation representing private schools in Pakistan held an "I am not Malala" day on Monday, condemning the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for what i...

She Is a Girl, Yes, But She Is Not Helpless... She Is a Survivor, Not Ours to Save... She Is Her Own Advocate

Emma Fulu | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Emma Fulu

The International Day of the Girl Child recognises the specific barriers faced by girls globally that inhibit their potential to act in and shape the world around them, and Malala is a perfect example for us. She is a girl, yes. But she is not helpless. She is a survivor, not ours to save. She is her own advocate.

The Secret of Success Which Explains Why the Cleverest Country in Europe Doesn't Win Nobel Prizes

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Raj Persaud

The young Afghan Malala Yousafzai's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize last week gained worldwide attention, while John O'Keefe's Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine was a particular source of national pride in the UK.

The Nobel Prize Winner's Wikipedia Needs Some Tidying Up

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

For any journalist furiously googling Nobel Prize winner economist Jean Tirole this morning, they would have been greeted on his Wikipedia page with a...

Congratulations Malaria! Supermodel's Autocorrect Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Naomi Campbell meant it as a sweet gesture, and it can probably be blamed on the iPhone's autocorrect, so we probably shouldn't be too harsh. But ...

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

These 9 People Definitely Won't Win The Nobel Peace Prize...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, with conflict taking place across almost every continent, should probably be no-one. And when the pre...

French Author Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Literature Prize

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

A French author who made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country has been awarded the Nobel Prize. Patrick Modiano r...

Nobel Prize Winner Is Very Unimpressed With UK Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's strict migration rules are a "very, very large obstacle" for those wanting to hire top talent, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist John O'Kee...

'Bananas Are Slippery' Study Wins Pointless Research Award

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech

A study into the slippery nature of banana peel has won the coveted Ig Nobel Prize for all-round improbable research. The spoof awards aims to cele...

9 Pieces Of Wisdom From Nadine Gordimer - Novelist, Nobel Prize Winner And Anti-Apartheid Campaigner

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer died on Sunday, aged 90, our social media feeds flooded with messages of condolence and inspiratio...

Slow Down Your Thinking

Phil Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

Last week's BBC Horizon documentary focused on the work of Nobel prize-winning researcher, Daniel Kahneman, whose ground-breaking work on the nature of thinking is a fascinating area to explore. He considers that we have two different styles thinking fast and thinking slow.

'How Can A State-Run Organisation Run A Campaign Of Criminal Intimidation?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

He may have won Bangladesh's only Nobel prize – for reducing poverty – but Muhammad Yunus has been accused of "sucking blood" from the poor, in a ...

Why Did Rockefeller Belittle Einstein?

Caroline Fiennes | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech
Caroline Fiennes

'When a young Albert Einstein sent a request for $500 to John D. Rockefeller's top lieutenant, Rockefeller instructed his deputy, "Let's give him $1,000. He may be onto something." It was bold and daring, intrepid and risk-taking.'

The Science of Collaboration

Alice Bonasio | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

I believe it's fair to say that nobody begrudges Professor Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize in Physics - which he was awarded jointly with François Englert - for the discovery of the Higgs boson, the "God Particle".

A Short Story: What Alice Munro's Nobel Prize Means

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Alice Munro is only the 13th woman out of 110 Nobel Prize-winners. That's right - not even 12% of the winners of what is arguably the world's most prestigious literary award are female. This is rather strange, given that approximately 51% of the world's population is female.

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Welcome to possibly the sexiest round-up of funny tweets ever. Yes, this week's collection includes comments on Channel 4's 'Sex Box' and Mumsnet'...

Malala Expected To Win Nobel But Award Has History Of Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

In Oslo on Friday, the Nobel committee is due to announce this year’s laureates for the Nobel Peace Prize, with Malala Yousufzai the favourite to pi...

Higgs Boson Scientist Wins Nobel Prize For Physics

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech

Professor Peter Higgs, the scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle, has jointly won the Nobel Prize in physics. He shares the prize...

Can Sleep Technology Unlock 'Limitless' Potential for Entrepreneurs?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Because REM sleep has an unrivalled ability to foster the formation of associative networks in the brain, the medical and scientific communities firmly believe that significantly enhancing sleep will significantly enhance human productivity and potential.

Barnett's Budding Brilliance

James Christie | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Christie

Jacob, like me, has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. He is 14 whereas I am 48, and although I openly admit I was born in another era when autism was much less understood, I fear the road to realizing an Asperger's true potential (in my case, creative writing, I can't add up for toffee) will be neither simple nor straightforward.

Towards Modern Alchemy

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Monday, October 8th 2012 could have been a morning like any other in the Gurdon lab, save for a few unique exceptions. To begin with, this was the first time my supervisor, Sir John Gurdon, had ever been late to one of our weekly lab meetings.

China's Growing Influence

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

What do the British water system, a Greek container port, a Nobel literature prize and a torn national flag on a barren island have in common?

Criticisms and Defences of Science and Technology Prizes

Dr Ainomaija Haarla | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Ainomaija Haarla

Ultimately a prize will only gain credibility amongst the scientific community over time, as it develops a track record of picking scientists who go on to be widely followed and regarded.