News tagged with prize

Climate change affecting species

The Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI) and the Wits Rural Facility (WRF) hosted a top climate change scientist, Professor Camille Parmesan, who delivered a talk to staff, students ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Environment
shares0 comments 26

Democracy trumps cash as key to Nobel success

For a scientist to win a Nobel Prize, many things have to come together—ample funding, a supportive environment, even luck. But one rarely recognised factor may be more important than any other: democracy.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Other
shares0 comments 1

Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes

The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:

dateDec 10, 2013 in Other
shares0 comments 0

Light technologies illuminate global challenges

During these dark winter months, spare a thought for artificial lights. From strings of lights adding holiday cheer to artificial sunlamps alleviating seasonal affective disorder, they brighten our days. ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Engineering
shares32 comments 0

Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize

Russia's richest man says he is returning a Nobel prize he bought at auction for $4.7 million just days ago to the man who put it on the block: controversial American geneticist James Watson.

dateDec 09, 2014 in Other
shares0 comments 1

Why jumping genes don't send us into meltdown

A team of researchers, led by academics at The University of Nottingham, has explained why the so-called 'jumping genes' found in most living organisms don't ultimately kill off their hosts, putting an end ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Biotechnology
shares0 comments 0