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Turner Prize nominees share award after ‘solidarity’ plea

Turner Prize nominees share award after ‘solidarity’ plea

Entertainment
For the first time ever, the Turner Prize will be shared between all four shortlisted nominees.Artists Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Tai Shani have all won the prestigious title and will have to split the £40,000 prize money between them. The decision was made after the artists wrote a joint letter to the jury asking that the prize be used as a statement of "commonality, multiplicity and solidarity" at a time of "political crisis". Image: Colombian artist Oscar Murrillo's paper mache figures It was revealed at a glamorous event at Dreamland Margate amusement park in Kent.The winners were presented the prize on stage by Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue.
Nobel physics prize: ‘Ground-breaking’ win for planets and Big Bang

Nobel physics prize: ‘Ground-breaking’ win for planets and Big Bang

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking" discoveries about the Universe.James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year's winners at a ceremony in Stockholm.Peebles was honoured for work on the evolution of the Universe, while Mayor and Queloz won for their discovery of a planet around a Sun-like star.The winners will share the prize money of nine million kronor (£738,000).Reacting to the news, Prof Queloz told BBC News: "It's unbelievable," adding: "Since the discovery 25 years ago, everyone kept telling me: 'It's a Nobel Prize discovery'. And I say: 'Oh yeah, yeah, maybe, whatever.'"But in the intervening years, he more-or-l
How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Health
Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.Our body's cells use oxygen to convert food into usable energy.The trio - British Sir Peter Ratcliffe and two Americans, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza - discovered how cells adapt when oxygen levels drop.The Swedish Academy said their "elegant" findings were leading to treatments for anaemia and even cancer. It said: "The fundamental importance of oxygen has been understood for centuries, but how cells adapt to changes in levels of oxygen has long been unknown."Sir Peter Ratcliffe is based at the Francis Crick Institute in the UK, William Kaelin at Harvard in the US and Gregg Semenza at Johns Hopkins University in the US.O...
Joker wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Joker wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Entertainment
The dark drama Joker, about the origins of the villainous character and Batman nemesis, has won the top award at the Venice Film Festival. Winning the prestigious Golden Lion award cemented the movie's place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Todd Phillips' movie is already tipped for Oscar glory. However, the movie's star Joaquin Phoenix, who won rave reviews from critics at the festival, lost out on the best actor prize, which went to Italy's Luca Marinelli. Image: Emmanuelle Seigner collects the prize on behalf of her husband Roman Polanski French actress Ariane Ascaride won the best actress award for Gloria Mundi, playing a mother desperate to help her financially strapped family.Roman Polanski's movie A...
Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie on Booker Prize shortlist

Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie on Booker Prize shortlist

Entertainment
Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize.Atwood is in contention again with The Testaments, her eagerly awaited follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, while Sir Salman makes the cut with Quichotte.Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak and US author Lucy Ellmann are also up for the prize.Both Atwood and Rushdie have won the coveted prize before, in 2000 and 1981 respectively.Atwood also made the shortlist with The Handmaid's Tale in 1986.The Testaments, which is set 15 years after the end of that novel, will be officially published next week.The winner, whittled down from 151 submissions and a longlist of 13, will be announced on 14 October. Handmaid's Tale sequel...