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Pixar President Edwin Catmull (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/File)

Turing Award, tech industry’s Nobel Prize, goes to SFX pioneers for movies like Toy Story 

The technology that animated movies like Toy Story and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Published on 18th March 2020
Greta Thunberg and US President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Paul White/Evan Vucci)

The end of innocence: Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adult critics?

The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn't as straightforward as it seems.

Published on 9th January 2020
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Nobel winner Tokarczuk's Polish hometown offers free public rides for bookworms 

A Polish city is offering free public transport rides to bookworms — provided they're carrying works by the country's new Nobel literature prize laureate.

Published on 12th October 2019
Greta Thunberg. (Photo: Twitter/@GretaThunberg)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg dominates 2019 Nobel Peace Prize list

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have dominated the Nobel Peace Prize lists.

Published on 11th October 2019
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Reactions report: Should Literature Nobel Prize be revoked for Austrian Peter Handke?

Here's a look at some of the many reactions to the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local).

Published on 11th October 2019
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Liberal Pole and Austrian apologist? Literature Nobel Prizes expose Europe's fault lines

The Nobel Prizes for literature have been awarded to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole and an Austrian accused by liberals of being an apologist.

Published on 11th October 2019
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Poland's Olga Tokarczuk, Austria's Peter Handke win 2019 and 2018 Nobel Prizes for Literature

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Published on 11th October 2019
The cast of The Big Bang Theory (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Life imitates art as The Big Bang Theory gets a shout out in Nobel Prize announcement

Life imitated art Tuesday when The Big Bang Theory — the popular US television show, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — made its way into the annals of Nobel history.

Published on 8th October 2019
Toni Morrison

RIP Toni Morrison: Nobel laureate, pioneer and giant of modern literature dies at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer of modern literature whose imaginative power transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within boundaries of race, has died at age 88.

Published on 6th August 2019
Jacinda Ardern

Nobel Peace Prize for Jacinda Ardern? A quick profile of the former DJ who became world's youngest Prime Minister

Two petitions have been launched calling for New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Published on 25th March 2019

Nobel winner Kailash Satyarthi and Hollywood director Derek Donin on The Price of Free

Indulge talks with nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and Hollywood director Derek Doneen about the response their film, The Price of Free is garnering

Published on 14th December 2018
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Nobel laureate VS Naipaul passes away at 85

Naipaul’s books spoke about his journey from Trinidad to London and has described the common man struggle in a developing world.

Published on 12th August 2018

No Nobel laureate for literature in 2018 due to sexual assault scandal

For the first time since 1949, the jury that hands out the world’s most prestigious literary award will not unveil a winner and instead will reveal two winners in 2019.

Published on 4th May 2018
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Richard Thaler

Behavioural economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics

The 2017 Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to American academic Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for his contributions to behavioural economics.

Published on 9th October 2017

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