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Jean-Claude Arnault arrives for his court appearance in Stockholm. (Image: Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP File).

Why is the Nobel Prize for Literature cancelled?

The cancellation comes down to a scandal involving sexual assault, financial misconduct and one of the world’s most exalted cultural institutions.

Coalition ‘abuse’ ABC board nominations system: former panel member

Good morning, early birds. A former insider has hit out at Coalition "abuse" of the nominations process for the ABC board. Plus, Bill Shorten is reportedly committing to keep Home Affairs. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Why you don’t want to win a Nobel Prize this year

Sure, it's nice to get recognised for being outstanding in your field. But if you want to make the most of your Nobel lucre, this is not a good year.

Fix the Nobel Prize — before it breaks science

The pressure to get results and win prizes incentivises bad science.

This Australia Day, enough with actors and sports stars. Researcher <b>Cameron Turner</b> says there is one Australian who deserves the accolades more than any other -- and you've never heard of him.

Meet Sir Lawrence Bragg: the greatest Australian you’ve never heard of

This Australia Day, enough with actors and sports stars. Researcher Cameron Turner says there is one Australian who deserves the accolades more than any other -- and you've never heard of him.

China's third Nobel laureate is -- finally -- someone the authoritarian regime can celebrate. Beijing-based journalist <b>Kway Teow</b> on Mo Yan's win and the government's response.

A Nobel win for China’s authoritarian machine

China's third Nobel laureate is -- finally -- someone the authoritarian regime can celebrate. Beijing-based journalist Kway Teow on Mo Yan's win and the government's response.

Brian Schmidt, the Australian National University astrophysicist who became a brilliant new star overnight when named a joint Nobel Prize science winner should also get an award for putting pressure on lazy science reporting.

Nobel winner puts pressure on lazy reporting

Brian Schmidt, the Australian National University astrophysicist who became a brilliant new star overnight when named a joint Nobel Prize science winner should also get an award for putting pressure on lazy science reporting.

Wangari Maathai, the activist and environmentalist who passed away on Monday morning in Nairobi hospital, is mourned as a hero in her native Kenya, writes <b>Rafiq Copeland</b> from Dadaab.

Why the world needs troublemakers such as Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, the activist and environmentalist who passed away on Monday morning in Nairobi hospital, is mourned as a hero in her native Kenya, writes Rafiq Copeland from Dadaab.

The changes continue at the embattled Ten Network. James Packer has quit as a director immediately, the board has raided the Seven Network for its CEO. Plus, other media tidbits from around the globe.

Rupert’s proud to be green … The Oz goes back to the future …

The changes continue at the embattled Ten Network. James Packer has quit as a director immediately, the board has raided the Seven Network for its CEO. Plus, other media tidbits from around the globe.

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