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Where are the female scientists among the Nobel Prize winners?

The scientific community turned its focus this week to the Nobel Committee, as the prizes for significant advances in science were announced. It is a fantastic time for science, with the world’s imagination seized by the sheer passion and resolve that allow our understanding of nature and the universe to flourish. Still considered by many […]

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“The Times They Are A-Changin’” – Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan’s words rang true when the Nobel Foundation decided to award the Literature Prize to the iconic songwriter, whose only outright contribution to literature was his experimental prose poetry work, Tarantula, published in 1971. The outcome has been polarising within both the music and literary industries, as fans of Dylan are conflicted by the […]

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One third of Nobel prize winners educated in UK

A new study by the British Council has shown that over a third of Nobel Prize winners who studied abroad did so at British universities. Of the 860 recipients of the award since the prize was established in 1901, 131 were classed as international students for part of their higher education, with fifty having studied […]

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Edinburgh University Honorary Professor awarded Nobel Prize

Professor Edvard Moser, an Honorary Professor at The University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Science, and his wife May-Britt Moser, also an affiliate in the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.The Mosers share half of the prize, the other half was awarded […]