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Nobel Prize
Opinion  /  Published 19.10.20

Scissor hands: A new era of genetics

The Nobel Prize for chemistry signals the ushering in of a “new epoch”. The CRISPR/Cas9 ‘genetic scissors’, discovered by Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, indeed ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.20

Vivid picture: Declan Walsh's book on Pakistan

On the line to Cairo, I talk to Declan Walsh about his very engaging new book, The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation, which gives readers “a sense of being there&rdqu...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.20

Lead the way: Women win Nobel in Chemistry

Sir — The editorial, “Women, interrupted” (Oct 11), must be appreciated for pointing out how women face many obstacles in a patriarchal world. Society has always been dominated by me...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 12.10.20

US duo wins Economics Nobel

Americans Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. The winners were announced Monday in Stock...
By Agencies in

Science Tech  /  Published 11.10.20

Black hole’s Nobel stamp

Hawking inverted the logic of Penrose’s theorem on collapsing matter and theorised that the expanding universe is the result of matter emanating out of a singularity. This singularity is avoidab...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.20

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By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 08.10.20

US poet wins Literature Nobel

The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” The a...
By Our Bureau in Stockholm

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

Packed audience for future Nobel laureate

Roger Penrose, who has won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, had almost a cult following even 14 years back when he had come to Calcutta and delivered a lecture at the Indian Association for t...
By in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

College webinar with Muhammad Yunus

A Nobel laureate and a veteran economist will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on livelihoods in a webinar on Thursday afternoon. “The COVID 19 Pandemic — Lives, Livelihood and Challenges&r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 08.10.20

Nobel for mothers of gene ‘scissors’

Two scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic “scissors” that can rewrite the code of life, contributing to new cancer therapies and holding out th...
By Reuters in Berlin, Stockholm


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