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2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...

The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs

Oct. 9, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on lithium-ion batteries will "push the field further and faster." The 77-year-old British-American chemistry professor at the...

Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries'

Oct. 9, 2019 5:50 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries'

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

Oct. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists split this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for not quite answering those universal questions, but...

3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

Oct. 7, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical...

Report: More than 24,000 tainted drug convictions tossed

Sep. 25, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of drug convictions have been tossed in Massachusetts because of a former state drug lab chemist who worked while high almost every day. A report filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Judicial Court says more than 24,000 convictions in 16,449 cases have been dismissed as a result of...

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

Aug. 26, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are...