• Nobel Prize winner hails from small New Mexico town

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It was in a small blue collar town in northern New Mexico that Paul Modrich started down a path that would eventually earn him one of the world’s most renowned awards.

  • Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, one of the joint winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, has a drink of Champagne at the Francis Crick Institute in Potters Bar, north London, England, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.

  • Arthur McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University, poses for a photo at the university in Kingston, Ont., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. McDonald and Takaaki Kajita of Japan are co-winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday. McDonald and Kajita were honored for showing that the particles, called neutrinos, spontaneously change from one type to another.  (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Kajita, McDonald win Nobel physics prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body.

  • In this Nov. 29, 2006 file photo workers stand in front of a big spectrometer which is the heart of the tritium-neutrino- experiment at the research center of Karlruhe in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen. (AP Photo/Winfried Rothermel, file)

    The Latest: Kajita, McDonald awarded Nobel physics prize

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  • This photo taken Sept. 23, 2011 and released by Xinhua News Agency on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 shows Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou posing with her trophy after winning the Lasker Award, a prestigious U.S. medical prize, in New York. Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. Tu was awarded the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has helped significantly reduce the mortality rates of malaria patients. (Wang Chengyun/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

    China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences

    BEIJING (AP) — For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.

  • Media take photos of the screen as Professor Urban Lendahl, right, announces the 2015 Nobel laureates in medicine or physiology during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday Oct. 5, 2015.  The Nobel judges awarded the prize to Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou of China, the first ever medicine laureate from China. (Fredrik Sandberg/ TT via AP)   SWEDEN OUT

    The Latest: Discovery on golf course inspired Nobel winner

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    The Latest: Takaaki Kajita, Arthur McDonald win 2015 Nobel prize in physics