Scientific prizes and competitions

Michael Rosbash, laureate in Medicine 2017 delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 2:51 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for...
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December 07, 2017 - 4:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up with innovative scientific ideas to address the national opioid epidemic. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission awarded the grants for ideas that include development of pain management...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speak during the daily briefing at the White House. Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees. An Associated Press analysis of nominees to top science jobs found that almost 60 percent don’t have advanced degrees in science, but more than 60 percent of their Obama predecessors did. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 05, 2017 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well. Of 43 Trump administration nominees in...
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October 18, 2017 - 3:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon. During a news...
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Per Stromberg, Chairman of the Committee, left, Goran K Hansson, Secretary of the Committee, centre, and Peter Gardenfors, Member of the Committee, announce Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago, as the the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize winner in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 9, 2017. (Henrik Montgomery/TT via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 7:24 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Economic Prize (all times local): 2:25 p.m. For the second consecutive year, there were no women among the 2017 Nobel prize laureates. The head of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the committees that choose Nobel Prize winners will meet this winter...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo Beatrice Fihn, left, Executive Director of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, right, attend a meeting about the Nuclear Disarmament, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 8:12 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Peace Prize (all times local): 14:50 p.m. Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a group campaigning against nuclear weapons, saying it reinforces the position that he and Ronald Reagan took at the...
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Richard Henderson, one of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, holds a bacterio rhodopsin model prior to a press conference at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developments in electron microscopy. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York's Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 04, 2017 - 10:13 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way to create exquisitely detailed images of the molecules driving life — a technology that the Nobel committee said allows scientists to visualize molecular...
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From left, Sara Snogerup Linse, chairman of the Nobel Committee in Chemistry, Goran K. Hansson, secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and Peter Brzezinski, member of the Nobel Committee, sit during a press conference as they announce - Jacques Dubochet - from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank from Columbia University, USA and Richard Henderson, from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, in England as the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry rewards researchers for major advances in studying the infinitesimal bits of material that are the building blocks of life. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP)
October 04, 2017 - 5:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Chemistry Prize (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Joachim Frank, who shares this year's Nobel Chemistry Prize with two other researchers for developing a method to generate three-dimensional images of the molecules of life, says the potential use of the method...
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Scientists Barry Barish, left, and Kip Thorne, both of the California Institute of Technology, shake hands during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. Barish and Thorne won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe, the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 03, 2017 - 1:40 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Physics Prize (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The two California scientists sharing this year's Nobel Physics Prize credited each other and their third partner, as well as the team that helped build and maintain the instrument that helped them discover...
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Nobel prize winner Jeffrey C. Hall speaks to a reporter at his home in Cambridge, Maine, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Hall, along with Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, won the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms, which adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 02, 2017 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic "gears" of the body's 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism best known for causing jet lag when it falls out of sync. Problems with our body clock also been linked to such disorders as sleep problems,...
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