Stolen cyanide recovered, two arrested

Police announced the recovery during the weekend of stolen medicine and chemicals that included a cannister of cyanide capable of killing 125 people. The dangerous stash was stolen along with the delivery van carrying it last month, and found only after a wild car chase Friday night. The drama began February 20, when police reported […]

Nobel winners hit the jackpot again

Norway’s Nobel-winning research couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, are celebrating again this week after winning huge financial support for their work from the British-American widow of wealthy Norwegian real estate investor Egil Arne Braathen. Her donation will be matched by the foundation set up by another wealthy Norwegian who emigrated to the US, the late Fred […]

Laureates back in the spotlight

Norway’s Nobel laureates in medicine, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, are receiving more international acclaim after being part of a team that’s discovered a new type of cell that registers brain speed. It’s another breakthrough that can contribute towards the battle against brain diseases like Alzheimer. “It’s a big step forward,” Edvard Moser told Trondheim newspaper Adresseavisen on […]

Norway’s winners meet ‘sweet’ king

“The king was so sweet,” exclaimed Dr May-Britt Moser after Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf handed her the Nobel Prize in medicine in Stockholm on Thursday. The Norwegian researcher, who shared the prize with her husband Edvard and their mentor John O’Keefe, later shared dinner with the king himself after a day full of royal pomp […]

Norway aims for more Nobel Prizes

Researchers May-Britt and Edvard Moser have won Norway’s first-ever Nobel Prize in medicine, but admitted they hadn’t quite comprehended the huge honour they were due to receive on Wednesday. State officials, meanwhile, are already hoping for more Nobel Prizes, and providing new sources of funding to help spur the process. “It’s a big day, and I’m not sure I’ve […]

Norwegian pair shares Nobel Prize

Champagne corks were popping in Trondheim on Monday after a Norwegian couple doing research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) jointly won the Nobel Prize in Medicine along with a fellow researcher, John O’Keefe. “It’s bubbling over here, yes!” May-Britt Moser told newspaper VG shortly after the prize was awarded. Moser, her husband Edvard […]