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  • Nobel Prize for physics: Universe expansion accelerating, not slowing down

    Nobel Prize for physics: Universe expansion accelerating, not slowing down

    Three Americans won the $1.5 million Nobel Prize of physics for research showing that the expansion of the universe is speeding up.The prize will be split by Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam Riess.

  • Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    Nobel Prize in Literature: Winners from the past 10 years

    The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.

  • Take the Nobel Peace Prize quiz

    Take the Nobel Peace Prize quiz

    The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the richest and most prestigious awards in the world. The prize includes a $1.5 million award. But how much do you really know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Take our 15-question quiz.

  • Nobel Prize winner dies just days before he won

    Nobel Prize winner dies just days before he won

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to scientists in the US and France for uncovering triggers that activate an organism's immune system. One recipient died just days before the announcement.

  • Syrian poet Adonis leads the pack in betting for 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature winner

    Chapter & Verse Syrian poet Adonis leads the pack in betting for 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature winner

    Thomas Pynchon is the American author closest to top, but still considered a long shot with odds of 16 to 1.

  • Wangari Maathai: Her activism saved forests, promoted peace (video)

    Wangari Maathai: Her activism saved forests, promoted peace (video)

    Wangari Maathai, a 2004 Nobel peace prize winner, inspired a generation of Kenyan civic activists to challenge their leaders – both on the environment and on democratic reform.

  • Forget vitamin C! Albert Szent-Gyorgyi lived with spies, lies.

    Horizons Forget vitamin C! Albert Szent-Gyorgyi lived with spies, lies.

    Few remember the name Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, but he discovered vitamin C. Google honors the Hungarian scientist-turned-freedom-fighter-turned-covert-diplomat today with a citrus-packed doodle.

  • Stock prices tumbling? Four ways to control your risk.

    Stock prices tumbling? Four ways to control your risk.

    If the wild plunges and rebounds in stock prices have made a yo-yo of your portfolio, welcome to a very big club. The gyrations in stock markets worldwide have forced investors everywhere to confront an uncomfortable reality: Short of stuffing your money in a bank or under your mattress, you have to cope with volatility and risk. Fortunately, there are ways to tame risk – even turn it to your advantage. Here are four steps that you can take to begin to reduce the risk of falling stock prices for your long-term portfolio:

  • In Pictures Barack Obama's milestones

    President Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inauguration ceremony in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. Michelle Obama watches at right. The Bible Mr. Obama used is the same one that President Abraham Lincoln used at his inauguration in 1861. Obama made history as the first African-American to become US President.

  • Opinion After Norway massacre: Will this country ever be the same?

    A view from the secretary general of the Council of Europe, a former prime minister of Norway: I am often asked what will happen in Norway now. At first, I answered that it will stay an open society. But we need to become more aware of what terrorism is, where it comes from, and how we speak about it.