First Winners of Prince William’s £1 Million Earthshot Environmental Awards Announced

The five inaugural winners of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, including Costa Rica and the Italian city of Milan, were announced at a ceremony in London’s Alexandra Palace on Oct. 17. Each of the winners received a £1 million ($1.37 million) …

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WHO Honors ‘Mother’ of Modern Medicine Henrietta Lacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Oct. 13 honored Henrietta Lacks whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, led to crucial medical research worldwide. “In honoring Henrietta Lacks, WHO acknowledges the importance of reckoning with past scientific …

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Myanmar Photographer Wins Bayeux War Reporting Prize

An unnamed photographer from Myanmar has won the Bayeux War Reporting Prize. Bayeux War Reporting Prize chairman and Franco-Iranian correspondent Manoocher Deghati said that the decision was unanimous among the jury.  The reason for the award was to highlight “the …

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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight” to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa, co-founder of the Rappler, was lauded for using …

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Tanzanian Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 7. The Nobel Committee for Literature awarded the prize to Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the …

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Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ‘Greener’ Way to Build Molecules

German Benjamin List and Scottish-born David MacMillan have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing “an ingenious tool” for molecular construction that is environmentally friendly. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the awarding of the …

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Georgian Olympic Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Breaks Three World Records

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze broke three world records after winning gold in the +109-kilogram weightlifting final at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 4. Talakhadze set the first world record in the snatch by lifting 223 kilograms, then set the second …

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American Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Sets Olympic Record in Men’s 100-Meter Freestyle

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set a new Olympic record on July 29 after finishing first place in the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 47.02 seconds at the Tokyo Games. Dressel broke the long-standing record of 47.05 seconds set by Australian Eamon …

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