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The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance
(AP)—All winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes have now been announced, starting with the medicine award a week ago and ending with the economics prize on Monday.
Dutch court refuses to punish illegal cannabis growers
A Dutch court on Thursday refused to punish two cannabis growers, criticising a government policy that criminalises the drug's production while allowing its sale in coffee shops.
Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize
(AP)—French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market regulation that has helped policymakers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few companies.
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US company sells out of Ebola toys
They might look tasteless, but satisfied customers dub them cute and adorable. Ebola-themed toys have proved such a hit that one US-based company has sold out.
Best of Last Week - Zero friction quantum engine, twisted radio beams and Ebola outbreak update
European scientists protest austerity measures and offer dire warnings of impact
Scientists sound alarm over long wait for Nobel prize
Awarding Nobels decades after the original scientific discovery could lead to the coveted prize becoming irrelevant, some observers say, as ageing researchers miss out on their turn to get the long-awaited ...
True or false: How well do you know Nobel Prizes?
Nobel season is upon us. On Monday, the Nobel Prize judges will begin a series of daily announcements revealing this year's winners. To help avoid any embarrassing water-cooler faux pas, here's a true-or-false ...
Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident
For about a decade, Chinese consumers weren't getting what they paid for when they purchased Wuchang, a special brand of gourmet rice that has a peculiar scent. The quality was being diluted when less expensive rice was aromatized, ...
Austrian state to pay million-euro compensation to prostitutes
The Austrian state of Salzburg on Monday admitted it will have to pay up to a total one million euros ($1.3 million) to local prostitutes to compensate for illegally charging them fees for medical checks.
Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism ...