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Richardson, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for coaxing a rare form of helium into a bizarre liquid state that had never been seen before, died on Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y...He was one of the winners of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for
Facebook announced today the launch of the "Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences," awarding millions of dollars to scientists striving to cure intractable diseases and extending human life. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki,
The world's oldest aid organisation recently warned it was unable to cope with the "catastrophic" humanitarian crisis in Syria. The movement currently employs 13,000 people working in 92 countries. The movement was founded by a Geneva businessman,
P1.6 billion (or 30 million Swiss francs) worth of funding to support its aid operations for hundreds of thousands of survivors of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which hit southern Philippines in December last year...The typhoon left more
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over widespread looting and displacement in various parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), and appealed to the Government to enhance access to vulnerable population so they can receive
As the International Committee of the Red Cross prepares to turn 150, it is as relevant as ever and rapidly adapting to the conflicts of the 21st century, its president told AFP in an interview. Peter Maurer told AFP at his office at the organization'
February 9, 2013 A life size statue of US President Abraham Lincoln at the entrance to his summer retreat where he lived during a quarter of his presidency (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images) The snake ranks sixth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac.
A Nobel Prize-winning economist will speak at Kansas University's Dole Institute of Politics next week. Robert Merton , a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1997, will give a talk called "A
On the streets of inner-city Johannesburg, refugees and asylum-seekers are participants in a thriving informal economy, plying their trade as tailors, barbers and street vendors. South Africa's laissez-faire policy towards its refugee population
The statue of Selma Lagerlf, most widely known for her children's book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, was erected on the spot in 2009. The author, who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909 lived in the Skne coastal town