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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 90

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 14 (UPI) --Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, author of three books about apartheid that were banned in her home country of South Africa, is dead at 90.
Ed Adamczyk
Ireland leads 'Good Country Index,' U.S. is 21st

Ireland leads 'Good Country Index,' U.S. is 21st

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) --On the "Good Country Index," a survey to measure nations' contributions to humanity, Ireland was declared number one, with the United States in 21st place.
Ed Adamczyk
Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

QUEENSLAND, Australia, June 18 (UPI) --Having recently been seen by scientists for the first time, silicate-perovskite -- the world's most abundant mineral -- has been rechristened as bridgmanite.
Brooks Hays
Alexander Imich, world's oldest man, dead at 111 in New York City

Alexander Imich, world's oldest man, dead at 111 in New York City

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --A Polish-born chemist who survived the Holocaust to become the world's oldest man in April has died in New York City at 111.
Frances Burns
Report: Global war on drugs a failure

Report: Global war on drugs a failure

LONDON , May 9 (UPI) --The global war on drugs is a failure, economists of the London School of Economics, including five Nobel Prize winners, said in a report.
Ed Adamczyk
Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker dies at 83

Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker dies at 83

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- Gary Becker, who won a Nobel Prize for applying economic theory to areas like racial discrimination and family life, has died.
Frances Burns
Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

CIUDAD DE MEXICO , Mexico, April 17 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez died of cancer Thursday in Mexico City. He was 87.
Veronica Linares
Health of Nobelist writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'fragile', family says

Health of Nobelist writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'fragile', family says

MEXICO CITY, April 16 (UPI) -- The health of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature, is stable but "very fragile," his family said in a statement.
Ed Adamczyk

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
By United Press International

Two female resistance fighters to be honored at Paris' Pantheon

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two women who fought with the Resistance during World War II will be honored with interment in the Pantheon, French President Francois Hollande says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
By United Press International
Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

ATLANTA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, speaking in Atlanta, accused her brothers Thursday of planning to sell his traveling Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize.

Prize-winning chemist wants to be next president of Israel

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Nobel Prize-winning chemist met with Israeli lawmakers and officials Monday as he kicked off a campaign to win support for a run for the presidency.

U.N. to highlight little-known but vital science of crystallography

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United Nations says it plans to increase public knowledge of crystallography, a little known science behind many important advances in human knowledge.
Israeli defense minister apologizes to Secretary Kerry for critical comments

Israeli defense minister apologizes to Secretary Kerry for critical comments

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon issued an apology for comments attributed to him that were critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's role in mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
JC Finley
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