Nobel Prize

'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.

Want to Win a Nobel Prize? Just Eat More Chocolate!

Aidan Goggins | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Aidan Goggins

Chocolate may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the brain grow larger? This week a New England Journal of Medicine article investigated whether a correlation existed between a countries per capita chocolate consumption (mostly measured through Lindt® dark chocolate consumption) and their cumulative amount of Nobel Prize winners.

And the Mo Ibrahim Award For Excellence In African Leadership Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

The annual £3.2 million Mo Ibrahim award for 'excellence in African leadership' has failed to find a winner for the third time in six years. The a...

Do Speak: Nobels and Other Literary Prizes

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
B.J. Epstein

This week, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature. The reaction of much of the world was: "Who?"

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee Likes to Stir Up Trouble, but the EU has Done Well

Denis MacShane | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

To read the torrent of abuse pouring on the heads of the worthy Norwegians who judge the EU to be a force for peace in the world is quite hilarious but sadly monochrome on Twitter. Like the best of Colonel Blimps they splutter with purple rage and fury at the thought of their hated, loathed EU being lauded this way.

Jessica Elgot

Delight In China As Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize.. | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2012 | Home

Mo Yan was congratulated for his Nobel Literature Prize win by prominent authors in his home country - but some on social networking sites criticised ...

Mo Yan Becomes First Chinese Winner Of Nobel Prize For Literature

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Mo Yan has been named the first Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The judges praised the author's "hallucinatory realism" that "mer...

Nobel Prize-Winner Reveals What Has Caused Extreme Global Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

It’s highly likely that recent extreme weather events around the world were the result of man-made global warming, according to Nobel Prize-winning ...

Gabriel García Márquez Suffering From Dementia And Forced To Quit Writing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

Legendary Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has been forced to stop writing as he is suffering with dementia. His brother, Jaime, revealed ...

Mamma Mia! Italian University Has 'No Other Choice' But To Switch To English

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A leading Italian university is switching to the English language, saying it was left with "no other choice" in order to be able to compete internatio...

Super-material Graphene's Amazing New Power

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Tech

A mysterious new property of graphene has been discovered by one of the British Nobel Prize-winning scientists who first created the "wonder material"...