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Prof David Card, one of three US-based academics who on Monday won the Nobel Prize in economics for research that ‘revolutionised’ empirical work. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Three US-based economists have won this year’s Nobel Prize for their work on real-world experiments that challenged received ideas, including by show(...)

Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of online news site Rappler and Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov. Photographs: Alexander Zemlianichenko and Jerome Favre/EPA and AP

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won t(...)

Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran K. Hansson (centre) and members of the Nobel Committee for Physics Thors Hans Hansson (left) and John Wettlaufer (right) sit in front of a screen displaying the co-winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Syukuro Manabe (US-Japan), Klaus Hasselmann (Germany) and Giorgio Parisi (Italy)  in Stockholm on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand /AFP via Getty Images

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in physics for their breakthroughs in how we understand the planet’s climate and the challenges presented by(...)

“You know that moment when someone wearing a face mask greets you but you have no idea who they are because you can only see their eyes?” Photograph: Getty Images

We are all victims of mask confusion these days. You know that moment when someone wearing a face mask greets you but you have no idea who they are be(...)

US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have won the Nobel Economics Prize for work on commercial auctions. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency / AFP

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, professors at Stanford University, have won this year’s Nobel Prize in economics for their work on auction theory and (...)

Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

Photographs of  the winners  are displayed on a giant screen  at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm,  on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal S(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

Samuel Beckett: Nobel committee chairman believed Beckett’s writing lacked a powerful heart. Photograph: Louis Monier/Getty

Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that se(...)

Paul M Romer who, along with William D Nordhaus, has won the Nobel Prize for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research

William D Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Ec(...)

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