The Quartet worked to support democratic elections in Tunisia following the Arab Spring in 2011
Committee says that it hopes giving the prize 'will contribute towards safeguarding democracy in Tunisia and be an inspiration to all those who seek to promote peace and democracy'
The prize is a huge victory for Tunisia
A journalist, playwright and screenwriter, Alexievich’s oeuvre is dominated by her intrepid and beautifully researched works of non-fiction
Reseach by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald meant that the elusive particles could finally be placed within the known rules of physics
Neutrinos are very common fundamental particles in the universe — but we still don’t know all that much about them
Ge Hong's 'handbook of prescriptions for emergencies' from 340AD included a key passage on how to treat malaria
First ever Chinese winner of the prize for medicine is part of a trio of scientists that were awarded the year’s first Nobels — though she doesn't know it yet
Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list
Inventions may change the world, but not all count as progress, and several inventors have later come to regret their bright idea.
He always said he had no regrets about inventing the AK-47. But in the days before his death he may have had a change of heart
Work will allow it to perform the highest energy particle collisions ever attempted
Thamsanqa Jantjie said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode, and that there was ‘nothing he could do’ when he started hearing voices and hallucinating
They came and waited patiently in their thousands for a momentary glimpse of their hero, passing the time with songs and stories about the leader who changed their lives. Andrew Buncombe joined the queue in Pretoria
In front of leaders from around the world, South Africa’s current President was derided as Nelson Mandela was honoured
Big name journals don’t serve the interests of science, biologist says