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British academic awarded Nobel economics prize   BBC - October 12, 2015
British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.

Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet   BBC - October 9, 2015
The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in helping the country's transition to democracy. Announcing the prize, the chairman of the Nobel committee said the group had made a "decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" after the 2011 revolution.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich   BBC - October 8, 2015
Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature. Alexievich, 67, is a political writer who has often been critical of her home country's government. Previous winners include literary heavyweights Rudyard Kipling and Ernest Hemingway. French historical author Patrick Modiano won in 2014.

DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel   BBC - October 7, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for discoveries in DNA repair. Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar were named as the winners on Wednesday morning at a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

Neutrino 'flavors' win physics Nobel Prize   BBC - October 6, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been won by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, for discovering how neutrinos switch between different "flavors". Neutrinos are ubiquitous subatomic particles with almost no mass and which rarely interact with anything else, making them very difficult to study.

Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drug discoveries   BBC - October 5, 2015
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases. William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura found a new way of tackling infections caused by roundworm parasites. Youyou Tu shares the prize for her discovery of a therapy against malaria





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