Two American scientists won the 2012 Nobel Prize for chemistry today for research into how cells respond to external stimuli that is helping to develop better drugs to fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer and depression.
US poet Sharon Olds won the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry today for "Stag's Leap," a critically acclaimed collection that traces the end of her marriage 15 years ago.
A portrait of a veiled woman cradling a wounded relative in her arms, taken in Yemen by Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda for The New York Times, won the top World Press Photo prize today.
The prize money given to Nobel laureates is to be cut by a fifth, the foundation behind the prestigious awards said today, after a decade of overspending that has stretched its finances.
The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, organisers said, with Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami the bookmakers' favorite to win the 8 million crown ($1.2 million) award.
Maria Sharapova is not convinced it is a good idea to give first round losers at next year's Australian Open a huge pay increase as part of a US$4 million rise in overall prize money.
The US Open will revert to a 14-day tournament from 2015 after United States Tennis Association (USTA) officials reached an agreement with players on restructuring the playing schedule and increasing prize money.
Pop star Lady Gaga was awarded a peace prize by Yoko Ono in a ceremony in Iceland on Tuesday.
US singer-songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US national library said today.
Argentinian author and illustrator Isol won the world's biggest prize for children's literature with the jury for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award praising her ability to expose the absurdities of the adult world to children.
Oscars front-runner "The King's Speech" won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, giving the British royals drama yet another boost four weeks ahead of Hollywood's biggest night.
Two poets, one Swedish and the other Syrian, are leading the betting to win the 2011 Nobel Literature prize, a bookmaker said today, though past prizes have often defied the predictions.
Argentine romcom flick ‘La suerte en tus manos,’ (or 'All In' as it's labelled in English) a film written and directed by Daniel Burman about a professional poker player, bagged the award for ‘Best Screenplay’ at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.