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Jaden Smith, Lorde and Malala among Time's most influential teens

Jaden Smith, Lorde and Malala among Time's most influential teens

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) --Jaden Smith, Lorde, Malala Yousafzai and Kendall and Kylie Jenner made this year's list of Time magazine's most influential teens.
Veronica Linares
French economist Tirole wins Nobel Prize

French economist Tirole wins Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 13 (UPI) --French economist Jean Tirole was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on markets and corporate regulation.
Ed Adamczyk
Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 9 (UPI) --French writer Patrick Modiano, whose works explore World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, is the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ed Adamczyk
Invention of highest resolution microscope earns scientists Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Invention of highest resolution microscope earns scientists Nobel Prize in Chemistry

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) --A trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating a microscope with a maximum resolution greater than the previous, nearly 150-year-old, limit.
Matt Bradwell
Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

STOCKHOLM, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Over 20 years after their invention, the team of scientists behind blue light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, has been recognized with the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Matt Bradwell
Army reservist nominated for Nobel Prize

Army reservist nominated for Nobel Prize

VICKSBURG , Miss., Oct. 4 (UPI) --A soldier with the U.S. Army Reserve was nominated for the Nobel Prize due to environmental work he performed while forward-deployed to Iraq.
Fred Lambert
'Doctor Zhivago' is heading to Broadway next spring

'Doctor Zhivago' is heading to Broadway next spring

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) --The new Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" is to open April 21, the show's producers announced this week.
Karen Butler
Banana peel takes top Ig Nobel Prize

Banana peel takes top Ig Nobel Prize

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 19 (UPI) --The winners of the Ig Nobel Prize conducted real science, but their projects will still make you laugh.
Gabrielle Levy
IRENA: New thinking needed for green momentum

IRENA: New thinking needed for green momentum

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The director of the International Renewable Energy Agency said Monday from Abu Dhabi an outdated energy mentality was hurting the global climate.
Daniel J. Graeber
South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 4 (UPI) --The Dalai Lama has been denied a visa to enter South Africa due to the government fearing his visit would jeopardize trade relations with China.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. envoy seeks climate neutrality

U.N. envoy seeks climate neutrality

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Climate neutrality, a notion where greenhouse gas output is equal to natural sinks, is not "nirvana" but a goal that needs backing, top climate leaders said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Doris Lessing leaves books to Zimbabwe library

Doris Lessing leaves books to Zimbabwe library

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing, who died in November, bequeathed her collection of 3,000 books to the Harare, Zimbabwe, library.
Ed Adamczyk
Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Ed Adamczyk
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
JC Finley
First woman ever wins math's 'Nobel Prize'

First woman ever wins math's 'Nobel Prize'

WASHINGTON, August 13 (UPI) --Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, has become the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her contributions in mathematics Wednesday at the International Congress for Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea.
Elle Calderone, Medill News Service
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