Governments encourage us to spend, economies strive to grow and we all have to be more productive — but at what cost to the world? Two economists who've looked into that have just been awarded the Nobel Prize.
The 2018 prize has been awarded to the US's William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer for including climate change and technological innovation in longterm economic theory and furthering research on sustainable growth.
Three researchers who paved the way for advanced precision laser instruments have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. They trio will split the award of 9 million Swedish kronor (€866,000, $1 million).
A Harvard University ceremony featuring two massive paper airplane launches honored funny but practical scientific studies. In 2018, the annual awards included a worthless cash prize handed out by real Nobel laureates.
If all men would act and think like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, it would be a better world. DW's Susanne Krauß met the Nobel Peace Prize winner also referred to as the 'miracle doctor' at his Panzi hospital.
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