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3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

Oct. 04, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications, for example in the field of encryption. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton...

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Oct. 03, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries in human evolution that unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA that helped us understand what makes humans unique and provided key insights into our immune system, including our...

Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks

Oct. 03, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has sent a vessel capable of “advanced diving missions” to the Baltic Sea area where ruptured undersea pipelines had leaked natural gas for days, the Swedish navy said Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of...

Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to Sweden's Svante Pääbo for his discoveries on human evolution

Oct. 03, 2022 05:34 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to Sweden's Svante Pääbo for his discoveries on human evolution.

Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Oct. 02, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season. Six days, six prizes, new faces from around the globe added to the world's most elite roster of scientists, writers, economists and human rights leaders. This year’s Nobel season kicks off Monday with...

Sweden: Right-wing party get 4 chairmanships in parliament

Oct. 01, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A right-wing populist party that received the second-most votes in Sweden’s general election last month landed the chairmanships of four parliamentary committees Saturday and with it, the ability to wield more influence in mainstream Swedish politics. The...

West rejects Putin's claim it sabotaged Baltic gas pipelines

Sep. 30, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of sabotaging Russia-built natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany, a charge vehemently denied by the United States and its allies. Nordic nations said the undersea blasts that...

Sweden moves closer to NATO, lifts arms embargo on Turkey

Sep. 30, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Would-be NATO member Sweden on Friday announced it will allow exports of arms to Turkey, which had threatened to block the Scandinavian nation’s application to join the 30-member defense alliance. The decision means that Sweden, which has sought NATO membership...

Ukrainian activist among winners of ‘Alternative Nobel’

Sep. 29, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Thursday to community activists and organizations working on three continents, including a Ukrainian civil rights activist. Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties...

Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

Sep. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks. European leaders and experts pointed to possible...