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Swedish artist says he didn’t aim to provoke Muslims

The artist intended to challenge political correctness in art, and he was naive to think the effect of depicting the prophet would be limited.

Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize for physics

The arrival of such lamps changes the way places are lit, offering longer-lasting and more efficient alternatives to 19th-century incandescent bulbs.

Nobel prize for discovery of brain’s internal GPS

The discovery solves the problem of how the brain creates a map of the space surrounding us and how we navigate our way through a complex environment.

Oscar winner Malik Bendjelloul’s death a suicide

The "Searching for Sugar Man" director was struggling with depression, according to his family, who have said that the 36-year-old killed himself.

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ director Malik Bendjelloul dies

Malik Bendjelloul, filmmaker of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man", has been found dead at the age of 36.

Quantum particle work wins Nobel prize

A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them.

Duo wins 2010 physics Nobel for super-thin carbon

Two Russian-born scientists shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics for showing how carbon just one atom thick behaved.

Crisis-hit Iceland’s top bank gets help from Sweden

Iceland's biggest bank received an emergency loan from Sweden on Wednesday as the country's financial crisis showed no sign of abating.

Two Japanese, American win 2008 physics Nobel

Two Japanese scientists and a Tokyo-born American shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for physics for discoveries in sub-atomic particles.

Orhan Pamuk wins 2006 Nobel prize for literature

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's best-known novelist and incendiary social commentator, won the 2006 Nobel prize for Literature on Thursday. In its citation for the 10-million Swedish crown (,36-million) prize, the Swedish Academy said: ''In the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city, [Pamuk] has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.''

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