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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Arab Emirates, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The director of the International Renewable Energy Agency said Monday from Abu Dhabi an outdated energy mentality was hurting the global climate.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
Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics, has been awarded for the first time to a woman, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Brooks Hays
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
By United Press International
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
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