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First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

Science
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years.Donna Strickland, from Canada, is only the third woman winner of the award, along with Marie Curie, who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, who was awarded the prize in 1963.Dr Strickland shares this year's prize with Arthur Ashkin, from the US, and Gerard Mourou, from France.It recognises their discoveries in the field of laser physics.Dr Ashkin developed a laser technique described as optical tweezers, which is used to study biological systems.Drs Mourou and Strickland paved the way for the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created. They developed a technique called Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA). It has found uses in laser the...
Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

Sports
MATCH REPORT Brendan Rodgers' men finally found a way past the stubborn Norwegians to secure three vital Europa League points Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead. The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and also in 2017. Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring the winner That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hansen touching a shot from Odsonne Edouard on to the outside of the post. The Scottish champions continued their struggle in the second half until the 87th minute when Griffiths, on for Edouard, headed in...
Celebrity Big Brother: Ryan Thomas named winner

Celebrity Big Brother: Ryan Thomas named winner

Entertainment
Ryan Thomas has been named winner of Celebrity Big Brother after a controversial series that has seen walk-outs and thousands of complaints.They were sparked by an incident between Thomas and Roxanne Pallett, in which the former Emmerdale star claimed to have been repeatedly punched.She accused ex-Coronation Street actor Thomas of deliberately hurting her, but later admitted she got it wrong.Thomas said he had feared he would get a call from police over the incident.He appeared shocked and shook his head as he left the house, telling host Emma Willis he was "overwhelmed". Roxanne Pallett: "I overreacted" Thousands of complaints over episode 'It scared me'Thomas was shown footage from the incident with Pallett - which Big Brother bosses had described as "almost play-fighting" - describing ...
Boro top of Championship after injury-time winner against West Brom

Boro top of Championship after injury-time winner against West Brom

Sports
Daniel Ayala scored a stoppage-time winner as unbeaten Middlesbrough went top of the Championship and ended West Bromwich Albion's recent resurgence.Boro dominated the match from start to finish but had to wait until the 91st minute before Spanish centre-half Ayala eventually found a way through from close range.Middlesbrough had squandered numerous opportunities prior to that, with Martin Braithwaite most guilty when he blazed high and wide from inside the six-yard box. Ryan Shotton headed over and Stewart Downing's fierce strike forced Sam Johnstone into a smart save - but boss Tony Pulis was not to be denied a victory against his former employers.Relive Middlesbrough's win over West BromBo...
That $245 million Powerball winner faces high taxes and little chance of remaining anonymous

That $245 million Powerball winner faces high taxes and little chance of remaining anonymous

Finance
The person holding the winning $ 245.6 million Powerball ticket is likely discovering that New York isn't the best place to hit the jackpot. Not only will the ticket holder face state and city lottery taxes that are among the highest in the nation, remaining anonymous might be impossible. While a trust can be created to claim the prize, the New York Lottery will likely release the winner's name, said Jason Kurland, a partner at Rivkin Radler, a law firm in Uniondale, New York. The winning ticket in Saturday night's Powerball drawing was purchased at a Stop & Shop in Staten Island. The prizewinner will have the choice of r...