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nobel laureates say change is coming for women in sciences


stockholm — a group of 2017 nobel laureates have addressed the lack of female representation in sciences ahead of the prize-awarding ceremony in stockholm.the seven winners of this year's nobel prize in physics, chemistry and economic sciences — all white men — said change is happening.jacques dubochet, who won the chemistry prize, told reporters: "science has been made by males, for males. it is changing, it takes time, but you will see it, they (women in science) are coming."physicist kip thorne pointed to the increase in the number of women entering undergraduate programs in sciences today compared to when he was a student.he said thursday: "change is coming, but there is a long delay between entering freshman and the nobel prize."






the latest: for 2nd year, no women among nobel winners


stockholm — the latest on the nobel economic prize (all times local):2:25 p.m.for the second consecutive year, there were no women among the 2017 nobel prize laureates.the head of the royal swedish academy of sciences says the committees that choose nobel prize winners will meet this winter to discuss gender and ethnic diversity issues in the prestigious awards.goran hannsson said after the announcement of the economics prize on monday that "i hope in five years, 10 years, we'll see a very different distribution."each of the six prizes is chosen by a different committee, three of which are currently headed by women. three of the prize committees are within the sciences academy. hansson said he did not believe there was systemic gender discrimination, but "we are concerned; we are taking me






'nobel women' laureates urge saudis to end blockade on yemen


cairo — a group of nobel peace laureates are urging the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen to end their blockade of the arab world's poorest country that has deprived it of much-needed aid and squeezed it to the brink of famine.the nobel women's initiative in a monday statement said that the blockade "rendered access to humanitarian assistance impossible for the people of yemen," and "denies millions of vulnerable and innocent civilians access to food, fuel and medical supplies."they wrote that it "further aggravates what the united nations has called the world's 'worst humanitarian crisis' to date," denying over 20 million people of needed life-saving humanitarian assistance in what amounts to "collective punishment."over the past two years, the war in yemen has killed mo






bob dylan sparked nobel literature debate. who's this year's winner?


the nobel prize in literature has been awarded 109 times to 113 nobel laureates between 1901 and 2016.        






that 'waning' u. of c. dynasty wins another nobel


there’s an economic theory pioneered by richard thaler of the university of chicago that says humans are prone to making dumb decisions in predictable ways. we think we unearthed a great example on monday, the day thaler won the nobel prize in economics.back in 1993, a bunch of smart people decided the u. of c. couldn’t maintain its incredible track record of producing nobel laureates in economics. yes, the university — home to the “chicago school” of free-market thinking — was in the midst of an impossible run: faculty members had taken the nobel in economics four years in a row. but critics said it couldn’t last. the u. of c. was due for a fall, no longer quite as special. who’d they think they were, anyway — harvard?those points were made in a new york times article that predicted “wani






us academic richard thaler wins nobel economics prize | usa news


us academic richard thaler has been awarded this year's nobel prize in economics for his contribution to behavioural economics. thaler, a professor at the university of chicago, won the $1.1m prize on monday for his "understanding [of] the psychology of economics" and "profound impact on many areas of economic research and policy", the nobel committee said. "in total, richard thaler's contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making," the committee added in a statement. speaking by phone at a news conference after he was announced as this year's winner, thaler said the most significant impact of his work has been creating a "recognition that economic agents are human".he added that he intends to use the prize money to support f






us academic richard thaler wins nobel economics prize | usa news


us academic richard thaler has been awarded this year's nobel prize in economics for his contribution to behavioural economics. thaler, a professor at the university of chicago, won the $1.1m prize on monday for his "understanding [of] the psychology of economics" and "profound impact on many areas of economic research and policy", the nobel committee said. "in total, richard thaler's contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making," the committee added in a statement. speaking by phone at a news conference after he was announced as this year's winner, thaler said the most significant impact of his work has been creating a "recognition that economic agents are human".he added that he intends to use the prize money to support f






americans win nobel prize for medicine for circadian rhythm work


the laureates are jeffrey hall, michael rosbash and michal young.        






nobel institute: myanmar leader can't be stripped of prize


copenhagen, denmark — the organization that oversees the nobel peace prize said friday the 1991 prize awarded to myanmar's aung sang suu kyi cannot be revoked.olav njolstad, head of the norwegian nobel institute said in an email to the associated press that neither the will of prize founder alfred nobel nor the nobel foundation's rules provide for the possibility of withdrawing the honor from laureates."it is not possible to strip a nobel peace prize laureate of his or her award once bestowed," njolstad wrote. "none of the prize awarding committees in stockholm and oslo has ever considered revoking a prize after it has been awarded."an online petition signed by more than 386,000 people on change.org is calling for suu kyi to be stripped of her peace prize over the persecution of myanmar's






in nobel acceptance speech, bob dylan shouts the blues


bob dylan becoming the nobel laureate in literature for 2016 was the perfect combination for conservatives who dismiss dylan’s talent or see the nobel prize as a diminishing measure of cultural worth. dylan accepted the prize in april in a private ceremony, and now has delivered an audio version that the committee requires of nobel laureates.dylan’s 27-minute lecture evokes the editorial voice from “chronicles: volume 1” (2005), the beginning of his discursive memoirs. dylan grants from the beginning that his lecture likely will be roundabout, and he delivers on that quality. he speaks of influences from buddy holly and leadbelly, but also of studying such classics of western literature as “don quixote,” “ivanhoe,” “robinson crusoe,” and “a tale of two cities.” he calls these novels “typic






3 san diegans elected to elite national academy of sciences


three san diego scientists have been elected to the national academy of sciences, the elite honorary society that was created by the lincoln administration to advise congress on science and technology.the academy’s members have included dozens of nobel laureates, and researchers who played a key role in everything from the moon landings to sequencing of the human genome.this year’s 84 new members and 21 foreign associates including chemist phil baran and neuroscientist ardem patapoutian of the scripps research institute in la jolla, and christopher k. glass, a professor of cellular and molecular medicine at the uc san diego school of medicine.baran is only 39, an unusually young age to be elected to the academy. the honor is more commonly bestowed on scientists in their 50s and 60s.some pe






princeton to name 2 campus spaces for black nobel laureates


princeton, n.j. (ap) — princeton university is joining other u.s. colleges in re-examining its complicated racial legacy and will name two campus spaces for black ex-faculty members, including nobel laureate toni morrison.morrison’s name will now grace west college, one of the oldest buildings on the ivy league campus. she was a member of the university’s creative writing program until she retired in 2006. her papers are part of the permanent library collection.the major auditorium at the woodrow wilson school of public and international affairs will be named for sir arthur lewis, another nobel laureate who pioneered research in economic development.the new names take effect july 1. the decision comes a year after princeton declined to remove wilson’s name from its public policy school in






the latest: anti-nuclear weapons group wins peace prize


oslo, norway — the latest on the nobel peace prize (all times local):11 a.m.the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons has won the nobel peace prize.the norwegian nobel committee honored the geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."the statement, read by committee chairwoman berit reiss-andersen, said that "through its inspiring and innovative support for the u.n. negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons, ican has played a major part in bringing about what in our day and age is equivalent to an international peace congress."asked by journalists whether the prize was essentially symbolic, given tha






americans win nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythm work


stockholm — the nobel prize for medicine was awarded to three americans on monday for discoveries about the body's daily rhythms.the laureates are jeffrey c. hall, michael rosbash and michal w. young. rosbash is on the faculty at brandeis university, young at rockefeller university and hall is at the university of maine.the citation for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize says the researchers isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm. they "were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings."circadian rhythms adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism.the winners have raised "awareness of the importance of a proper sleep hygiene" said jul






nobel prize in economics awarded to american richard thaler


u.s. economist richard thaler won the nobel prize in economics monday for his research on how human traits affect individual decisions as well as financial markets.the royal swedish academy of sciences recognized mr. thaler, a professor at the university of chicago, for work that has helped bridge economic and psychological analyses. mr....






nobel prize in economics awarded to american richard thaler


u.s. economist richard thaler won the nobel prize in economics monday for his research on how human traits affect individual decisions as well as financial markets.the royal swedish academy of sciences recognized mr. thaler, a professor at the university of chicago for more than two decades, for work that has helped bridge economic and psychological analyses....






nobel prize in chemistry awarded to three scientists for 3-d imaging of biomolec


for finding a way to image the molecules of life in three dimensions, an international trio of scientists shared the nobel prize for chemistry on wednesday.the royal swedish academy of sciences awarded the 2017 prize to jacques dubochet at the university of lausanne in switzerland, joachim frank at columbia university in new york, and richard henderson at the u.k.’s mrc laboratory of molecular biology. “i...






listen: bob dylan delivers nobel lecture to swedish academy


the swedish academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 nobel literature winner bob dylan, enabling the american singer to collect 8 million swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money.spokeswoman sara danius described dylan's speech in a news release monday as "extraordinary" and "eloquent." the nobel prize website said the lecture was recorded on sunday in los angeles.an audio clip of the lecture read by dylan is posted on the swedish academy's website. danius said its delivery meant that "the dylan adventure is coming to a close" for the swedish academy that decides the nobel literature laureate.listen to bob dylan's nobel lecture.listen to bob dylan's nobel lecture.see more videosdylan got his hands on the nobel literature diploma and medal already in april but was sti






man banned from nobel literature banquet amid sex claims


copenhagen, denmark — the swedish academy, which awards the nobel literature prize, has banned the director of a stockholm cultural center from attending a nobel banquet after several women made sexual misconduct allegations against the man.earlier this week, swedish daily dagens nyheter published allegations from 18 women claiming to have been assaulted or raped by the man, who has not been named. he has denied wrongdoing to the paper.the cultural center where the man works has been financially supported by the academy and its members often attend academy events.the allegations prompted the academy thursday to strike the man's name from the guest list for the dec. 10 nobel prize banquet, which follows the award ceremony earlier the same day.british novelist kazuo ishiguro got this year's






five, head of nobel peace prize awards committee dead at 65


helsinki — norwegian nobel officials say the head of norwegian nobel committee, kaci kullmann five, has died at age 65.olav njolstad, director of the nobel institute, says five, who had been a member of the prestigious nobel peace prize awarding committee since 2003, died sunday after being treated for a recurrence of cancer.five was elected chairwoman of the committee in 2015. she announced the winner of last year's prize in october — colombian president juan manuel santos — but was unable to attend the december ceremony due to illness.she was also known as a political pioneer, who provided an important role model for many women.norwegian prime minister erna solberg described her as "a strong and good person."she is survived by a husband and two adult children.






3 americans win nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythms


stockholm — three americans won the nobel prize in physiology or medicine on monday for their discoveries about the body's daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting enough sleep.jeffrey c. hall, michael rosbash and michael w. young won the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms — which adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism.they "were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings," the nobel citation said.the work was done using fruit flies as model organisms."i am very pleased for the fruit fly," rosbash, a 73-year-old professor






nobel prize honors technique for seeing molecules' details


by jim heintz and david keyton |associated pressstockholm  — three researchers based in the u.s., u.k. and switzerland won the nobel prize in chemistry on wednesday for developing a way to create detailed images of the molecules that drive life — a technology that the nobel committee said allowed scientists to visualize molecular processes they had never previously seen.the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by jacques dubochet of the university of lausanne, joachim frank at new york’s columbia university and richard henderson of mrc laboratory of molecular biology in cambridge, britain.the royal swedish academy of sciences said their method, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows researchers to “freeze biomolecules” mid-movement. the technology “is decisive for both the basi






thousands of academics protest trump immigration order


thousands of elite college professors, nobel laureates and others in academia have signed a petition against president donald trump’s executive order that halts the u.s. refugee resettlement program and prohibits people from several muslim-majority countries from entering the united states. organizers announced the petition last friday, the day trump signed the order. as of monday afternoon,…






no word as to when dylan will receive his nobel prize


stockholm — bob dylan has special fans at a stockholm concert this weekend — members of the swedish academy who will hand him his 2016 nobel literature diploma and medal.sara danius, the academy's permanent secretary, has been tight-lipped as to when and where nobel officials will meet with the 75-year-old singer/songwriter except to say their meeting — saturday or sunday — would be "small and intimate, and no media will be present."dylan who had declined the invitation to attend the traditional nobel prize ceremony on dec. 10, pleading other commitments, has said he will not give his nobel lecture this weekend but a recorded version will be sent later.the 2016 nobel prize in literature was awarded to dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great american song tradition






hungarian-american nobel winner george a. olah dies aged 89


budapest, hungary (ap) — george a. olah, the hungarian-american winner of the nobel prize for chemistry in 1994, has died at age 89.the hungarian academy of sciences, of which olah was an honorary member, said he died on wednesday in beverly hills, citing information from robert aniszfeld, managing director of the loker hydrocarbon research institute at the university of southern california. olah was the institute’s founding director. no information was available on cause of death.olah, a holocaust survivor who escaped hungary after the 1956 anti-soviet revolution, won the nobel for his contribution to the chemistry of carbocations — unstable carbon molecules.the swedish academy said his work led to new methods, for example, for producing more easily biodegradable hydrocarbons with high oc






nobel prize in economics is awarded to american for 'understanding the psycholog


a university of chicago professor whose research integrating psychology into economics has had broad influence on public policy has been awarded the nobel memorial prize in economics, the royal swedish academy of sciences said monday.richard h. thaler, 72, is one of the leading scholars in the field of behavioral economics, which draws on psychological insights to understand the often irrational financial and economic choices made by individuals and institutions.“he’s made economics more human," the nobel committee said in announcing the prize, the last of the nobel awards this year.traditional economic theory viewed the decisions people make through the lens of a rational agent, someone who has good access to information and will act on it to maximize personal gain. in reality, many decis






12 nobel laureates, thousands of academics sign protest of trump immigration ord


by susan svrluga, the washington postthousands of leading academics, alarmed by an executive order signed by president donald trump on friday afternoon instituting “extreme vetting” of refugees with a goal of keeping radical islamic terrorists from entering the country, have signed onto a petition denouncing his action.the executive order begins a 30-day ban on allowing people from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the united states. it suspends the u.s. refugee admissions program for 120 days.“i’m establishing a new vetting measure to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america,” trump said when he signed it. “we don’t want them here. we want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting






swedish academy says to receive bob dylan nobel lecture


helsinki — the swedish academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 nobel literature winner bob dylan, enabling the american singer to collect 8 million swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money.spokeswoman sara danius described dylan's speech in a news release monday as "extraordinary" and "eloquent" but did not provide details on where, when or to whom it was delivered.an audio clip of the lecture read by dylan is posted on the swedish academy's website. danius said its delivery meant that "the dylan adventure is coming to a close" for the swedish academy that decides the nobel literature laureate.dylan got his hands on the nobel literature diploma and medal already in april but was still required to deliver the compulsory speech to receive the money.






finally: bob dylan to formally accept nobel prize this weekend


helsinki — nobel literature prize laureate bob dylan will meet with members of the swedish academy during a weekend visit to stockholm and they will hand over his nobel diploma and medal, the academy said wednesdaysara danius, permanent secretary of the academy, said in a blog on the academy's website that dylan will not give his nobel lecture during the weekend but that a recorded version would be sent at a later date.she noted that taped nobel lectures are occasionally presented, most recently in 2013 by canadian nobel literature laureate alice munro.danius said that the academy "is very much looking forward to the weekend" and will attend a dylan concert, but added that the setting of their meeting will be "small and intimate, and no media will be present," in line with his wishes.the 7






nobel peace prize winners critique trump’s immigration policy


nobel peace prize winners meeting in colombia criticized u.s. president donald trump’s immigration policies on thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination.last week trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the u.s. refugee program, barred syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a 90-day suspension on people from seven predominantly muslim countries – iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.the measure, which trump says is aimed at protecting the country from terrorist attacks, has drawn protests and legal challenges.“we need to fight to find peace and civil justice. we want to end this discussion of violence, of racism,” said tawakkul karman, a yemeni journalist who won the 2011 prize for her work on women’s rights.“we can’t isolate muslims because






nobel prize honors technique for seeing molecules' details


stockholm — three researchers based in the u.s., u.k. and switzerland won the nobel prize in chemistry on wednesday for developing a way to create detailed images of the molecules that drive life — a technology that the nobel committee said allowed scientists to visualize molecular processes they had never previously seen.the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by jacques dubochet of the university of lausanne, joachim frank at new york's columbia university and richard henderson of mrc laboratory of molecular biology in cambridge, britain.the royal swedish academy of sciences said their method, called cryo-electron microscopy, allows researchers to "freeze biomolecules" mid-movement. the technology "is decisive for both the basic understanding of life's chemistry and for the d






nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe


stockholm — three scientists on tuesday won a nobel physics prize for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — gravitational waves predicted a century ago by albert einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe.sweden's royal academy of sciences announced that the winners are rainer weiss of the massachusetts institute of technology and barry barish and kip thorne of the california institute of technology.the three were key to the first observation of gravitational waves in september 2015. when the discovery was announced several months later, it was a sensation not only among scientists but the general public.the scientists were honored for a combination of highly advanced theory and ingenious equipment design."it's a win for the human race as a who






dylan to meet nobel academy to receive literature diploma


helsinki (ap) — nobel literature prize laureate bob dylan will meet with members of the swedish academy during a weekend visit to stockholm and they will hand over his nobel diploma and medal, the academy said wednesdaysara danius, permanent secretary of the academy, said in a blog on the academy’s website that dylan will not give his nobel lecture during the weekend but that a recorded version would be sent at a later date.she noted that taped nobel lectures are occasionally presented, most recently in 2013 by canadian nobel literature laureate alice munro.danius said that the academy “is very much looking forward to the weekend” and will attend a dylan concert, but added that the setting of their meeting will be “small and intimate, and no media will be present,” in line with his wishes.






ppg industries ups bid for akzo nobel to $28.8b


new york — ppg industries is boosting its offer for akzo nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion.ppg is raising its offering to 61.50 euros per share and 0.357 shares of its common stock. it previously offered to buy akzo nobel for $22 billion, but the bid was rejected.while akzo nobel turned down the prior offer, it did make the dutch company consider options for its specialty chemicals business.ppg said that it's prepared to make some divestitures if needed to complete the transaction and would have dual listings of the combined company's shares on the new york stock exchange and euronext amsterdam.in addition, the pittsburgh company says it won't relocate any of akzo nobel's european productions plants to t






as rohingya muslims flee myanmar, aung san suu kyi says: 'we want to find out wh


under mounting pressure to address myanmar’s bloody military crackdown against rohingya muslims, aung san suu kyi said tuesday that her government was “working to restore the situation to normalcy” but declined to accept responsibility for what a top united nations official has called ethnic cleansing.“we want to find out why this exodus is happening,” suu kyi said of the flight of more than 400,000 minority rohingya — nearly half their total population — from western myanmar into bangladesh since the crisis erupted aug. 25.suu kyi, the leader of myanmar’s governing party and a nobel peace prize winner, said the army has carried out no operations since sept. 5 — although humanitarian workers and journalists in bangladesh reported fires in myanmar villages as recently as last week, and refu






nobel literature prize to be announced thursday


stockholm — the panel that awards the nobel prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on thursday, oct. 5the swedish academy announced the date in a short statement monday.the other nobel prizes, each worth 9 million kronor ($1.1 million), will be announced this week and next.normally the literature award is announced in the same week as the others.the nobel announcements start monday with the medicine award. the 2016 literature winner was american singer-songwriter bob dylan.






dylan in stockholm but no word on when he will get his nobel


stockholm — bob dylan has special fans at a stockholm concert this weekend — members of the swedish academy who will hand him his 2016 nobel literature diploma and medal.sara danius, the academy's permanent secretary, has been tight-lipped as to when and where nobel officials will meet with the 75-year-old singer-songwriter, except to say their meeting — on saturday or sunday — would be "small and intimate, and no media will be present."on her blog, danius posted photos of her sporting a t-shirt with a dylan effigy over the text "literature 2016." the caption read: "ready, steady, go. getting ready for dylan*s concerts in stockholm this weekend. the artist mu wiesel created the t-shirt."dylan had declined the invitation to attend the traditional nobel prize banquet and ceremony on dec. 10






the latest: first would-be migrants to us grounded in cairo


cairo — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):3 p.m.cairo airport officials say seven u.s.-bound migrants — six from iraq and one from yemen — have been prevented from boarding an egyptair flight to new york's jfk airport.the officials said the action urday by the airport was the first since president donald trump imposed a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.the officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the u.n. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at cairo airport contacted their counterparts in jfk airport.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not autho