Nobel ceremony hails ex-GSDF arms inspector

Dec 25, 2013

Nobel ceremony hails ex-GSDF arms inspector

by Toshiyuki Inaba

Ichiro Akiyama, the first director of the inspection arm of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, was among those honored when the group was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo this month. Akiyama was the chief inspector of the 16-year-old global ...

Doris Lessing, Nobel-winning writer, dies at 94

Nov 18, 2013

Doris Lessing, Nobel-winning writer, dies at 94

Doris Lessing, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and essayist whose deeply autobiographical books and piercing social commentary made her one of the most significant and wide-ranging writers since World War II, died Sunday at her home in London. She was 94. Her publisher, HarperCollins, announced ...

Many Higgs boson heroes left unsung

Oct 9, 2013

Many Higgs boson heroes left unsung

Carl Richard Hagen put his cellphone by the bed before he retired Monday night, just in case. The call from Stockholm, if it came, would come before dawn Tuesday. But he wasn’t optimistic. Two other people seemed much more likely to win the Nobel ...

Oct 8, 2013

Secrets of the cell transport system

Vesicles, the bubble-shaped vessels that transport molecules within cells, may hold the secret to halting viruses or even combating Alzheimer’s, say experts who hailed Monday’s Nobel awarded to three leaders in the field. Thousands of these saclike cargo vehicles reside in every human cell. ...

Funding cuts 'hurt scientific progress'

Oct 8, 2013

Funding cuts 'hurt scientific progress'

Three American winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday said scientific progress in the United States is in peril due to unprecedented funding cuts and ideological challenges. The scientists were honored for their work on how cells organize their cargo and move molecules ...