Pope Francis and Angela Merkel are the favourites in a year dominated by the refugee crisis - but a surprise winner could still triumph
Belarusian author of The Unwomanly Face of the War will receive the award in December
DNA is under constant attack from the environment — and the three winners get the prize for mapping and explaining how cells manage to keep it sheltered
Reseach by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald meant that the elusive particles could finally be placed within the known rules of physics
A looming patent dispute threatens to overshadow next week’s announcement and may well scare off the Nobel committee from going anywhere near Crispr-Cas9
Which drink did Ernest Hemingway describe as 'that opaque, bitter, tongue-numbing, brain-warming, stomach-warming, idea-changing, liquid alchemy'?
All human life and much beyond is covered by this year’s alternative awards
Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list
Coalition of leading scientists claim ferret experiments could lead to a pandemic
There are rich pickings to be harvested from this year’s crop. Jim Crace’s unforgettable Harvest (Whole Story, 7 CDs, £20.41) is a book begging to be read aloud. Had the Booker judges listened to John Keating reading it, they’d have given it the prize unanimously. The story of a pre-lapsarian village facing the end of centuries of agrarian life is written in blunt and sturdy language that moves seamlessly between Old English accented alliteration and flights of superb iambic pentameter. “Caught between a nettle and a thorn”, the helpless narrator watches as monetary greed and a flagrant injustice destroys a community and creates an avoidable refugee crisis, whose contemporary relevance is unmistakable. It is a work of genius.
Politics simmer as body of former president returns to birthplace
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
As people poured in to take their seats, a party atmosphere took hold
The former president of South Africa made a memorable appearance at the last World Cup
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
People have not forgotten his words after the far-right extremist killed 77 people in Oslo and on Utoya Island