The Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel Prize for literature this year, but a group of Swedish cultural figures is coming together to bestow their own version of the world's most prestigious literary award instead, as an act of protest at the scandal that has engulfed the academy.
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: A malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians.
The 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize will be awarded to the CLIx program (India) and the GENIE program (Morocco) during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters March 7 (12:00 noon to 1 p.m., Room I).
British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honored and 'taken completely by surprise' after he was named this year's winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of 'fake news'.
Eimear McBride, who won the Baileys prize in 2014 for a first novel which had struggled to find a publisher, has taken Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, for her second, 'The Lesser Bohemians'.
Inpex, Japan’s largest upstream company, has announced that it will consider bidding to develop Iran’s huge Azadegan oil field – the same project it abandoned in 2010 as a result of sanctions against Iran.