2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Auctions are everywhere in today’s economy. They determine how Google sells ads, what price consumers end up paying for electricity, and the way governments sell off the public airwaves to telecom companies and broadcasters. For helping make auctions run more efficiently, two Americans on Monday won the Nobel prize for economics. The […]

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Glück, an American poet long revered for the power, inventiveness and concision of her work and for her generosity to younger writers, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Committee on Thursday praised her as “candid and uncompromising” in granting a rare honor for a U.S. poet, with […]

2 scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for gene-editing tool

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize in chemistry went to two researchers Wednesday for a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized science by providing a way to alter DNA, the code of life — technology already being used to try to cure a host of diseases and raise better crops and livestock. Emmanuelle Charpentier of France […]

Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like “Deal or No Deal” — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize was awarded to the academic for […]

Nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves — proof of a theory developed by Albert Einstein a century ago and that scientists say fundamentally alters our understanding of the universe. Sweden’s Royal Academy of […]

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting proper sleep. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for […]