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  • Week of Nobel Prizes begins

    Nobel Prizes: Medical award kicks off week of announcements
    A week of Nobel Prize announcements begins Monday in Sweden with the prize for physiology or medicine.

    Monday's ceremony at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm will be followed by the announcement of the physics prize on Tuesday, the chemistry prize Wednesday and the economics prize October 13. The prize for literature will be awarded on a date to be announced later.

    The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday.

    Each prize comes with 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million).

    Two Americans and a German shared the Nobel Prize in medicine last year.

    James E. Rothman and Randy W. Schekman, and German Thomas C. Sudhof were awarded the prize for discoveries of how the body's cells decide when and where to deliver the molecules they produce.

    Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel created the prizes in 1895 to honor work in physics, chemistry, literature and peace. The first economics prize was awarded in 1969.


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    Physics Nobel prize goes to scientists who perfected LED light

    Two scientists in Japan and one at the University of California at Santa Barbara were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for helping create the LED light, a transformational and ubiquitous source that now lights up everything from our living rooms to our flashlights to our smart phones.

    The awarding committee said the trio's work is in keeping with the spirit of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the prize, because LED lights save on energy, last long and are environmentally-friendly because they don't contain mercury.

    They "hold great promise for increasing the quality of life for over 1.5 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity grids," the awarding committee said.



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      Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

      Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

      Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far.

      Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.