Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes, the “Mother Teresa” of Brazil. The pope signed the decrees on May 13 during a meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. The Vatican published the decrees on May 14.
William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer from New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research.
A United States researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments in the US in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered.
Three U.S. researchers won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for developing an observatory that made possible the detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time theorized by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
The 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Scottish-born economist Professor Angus Deaton, 69, who is currently professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, in New Jersey.
A German and two American scientists won on Wednesday the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells.
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to three scientists who developed computer programs that have become as important to chemists as test tubes. These programs accurately simulate how large, complex molecules behave and this work is central to drug discovery, materials science and much more.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics says that a decade ago he feared the Euro would face problems because there wasn't enough fiscal coordination between countries to support it.
US academics Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics for work that helps governments and central banks weigh up responses to crises -though it offers no immediate answer to current global problems.
In spite of President Cristina Fernandez instructions to scale down the controversy over the attendance of Literature Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa to Buenos for the opening of the Book Fair, the exchanges continued Wednesday.