Nobel Prizes: Another Big U.S. Harvest

Americans win eight of eleven

The awards pay tribute to a mere fraction of man's achievements. Still, the six Nobel Prizes announced every autumn are the supreme status symbol, the most coveted and prestigious honors awarded anywhere in science and literature. The laureates, judged under the terms of Swedish Industrialist Alfred Nobel's will to "have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind," receive medals, money and the instant acclaim of peers and public alike. Ranked with the likes of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, W.B. Yeats and Albert Schweitzer, they are deluged with honorary degrees,...

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