Left to right: Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig.
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Until Diamond and Dybvig published key papers in the early 1980s, it wasn’t well understood that perfectly healthy banks could be brought down by panicking depositors.
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Annie Ernaux is the first French woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her autofiction masterpiece, The Years, has been called a modern In Search of Lost Time.
The French writer has won the Nobel for literature for her ascetic approach to writing and fearlessness in covering the personal and taboo.
Imprisoned Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski is one of three Nobel peace prize winners. Here, receiving a prize for his work in 2020.
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Imprisoned Belarus activist Ales Bialiatski, Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine have shared the award.
Devices like this experimental apparatus can produce pairs of photons that are linked, or ‘entangled’.
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Quantum entanglement is the stuff of sci-fi, advanced physics research and, increasingly, technology used by governments, banks and the military.
Click chemistry joins molecules together by reacting an azide with a cyclooctyne.
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Click and bioorthogonal chemistry has enabled researchers to closely study how molecules work in their natural state in living organisms, with applications that span from cancer treatment to polymers.
When two particles are entangled, the state of one is tied to the state of the other.
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A multitude of experiments have shown the mysterious phenomena of quantum mechanics to be how the universe functions. The scientists behind these experiments won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics.
The three scientists’ independent discoveries are helping to make the entire field of chemistry more environmentally friendly.
Researchers need to be careful not to contaminate ancient samples with their own DNA.
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Thousands of ancient genomes have been sequenced to date. A Nobel Prize highlights tremendous opportunities for aDNA, as well as challenges related to rapid growth, equity and misinformation.
Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics announce the winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics (L-R on the screen) Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger.
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The discovery that particles can be spookily connected has lead to a technological revolution.
Svante Pääbo has won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for 2022.
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for 2022 has been awarded to Svante Pääbo, whose discoveries have been pivotal to the way we understand our evolutionary history.
Innovative ideas spring from many sources, research finds.
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Some of the most innovative people in the world earn Nobel Prizes. Scholars of creativity identify what they have in common and what regular people can learn and emulate from their examples.
Laurel was an ancient symbol of medicine, the arts and the end of war.
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Just in time for this year’s Nobel Prize announcements, here’s how the symbolism of a plant associated with the god Apollo lives on in modern-day laureates.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Who will be next to cross this stage and accept a Nobel Prize?
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Buying and selling stocks – with real or play money – is a way to harness the wisdom of the crowd about questions like who is going to win a competition.
Funding research is essential to meet future health challenges.
Canadian scientists have made significant contributions during the pandemic response, including vital roles in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But underfunding puts the future of science in Canada at risk.
Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka.
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Wole Soyinka’s writing has explored the same themes for decades.
What makes a nation wealthy?
Economic growth of countries needs many ingredients. Getting the recipe just right is important.
It’s the oldest light in the universe.
Har Gobind Khorana pieced together how DNA encoded for the proteins that life relies on.
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Khorana rose from humble beginnings in India to decipher the genetic code. But his enormous contribution to science has been largely overlooked.