October 14, 2013 The Royal Swedish Academy honors U.S. professors Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller, and Lars Peter Hansen "for their empirical analysis of asset prices."
October 11, 2013 The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the peace prize Friday, is currently working in Syria to eliminate chemical weapons there. It's also spent years working to destroy the stockpiles in the U.S. and Russia, the countries with the largest arsenals in the world.
October 7, 2013 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 goes to three scientists for discovering how cells secrete hormones and neurotransmitters. The research provided sweeping insights into how the brain transmits signals, the immune system attacks pathogens and insulin gets into the bloodstream.
October 7, 2013 The trio was celebrated by the Nobel committee for unlocking a key mystery of cell function. The researchers "have revealed the exquisitely precise control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo," the committee says.
September 5, 2013 Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.