Greta Thunberg, who started a worldwide movement to encourage action on the climate crisis, has been given the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, valued at €1 million ($1.14 million). Ms. Thunberg says she plans to donate the money.
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On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of several major children's book prizes. This year, for the first time ever, a graphic novel won the John Newbery Medal.
Britain’s Prince William has announced a new award, called the “Earthshot Prize”, which is meant to encourage people to make big, important changes to help deal with the problems facing the Earth today.
In today's news roundup, Bougainville clearly votes to leave Papua New Guinea, 34-year-old Sanna Marin becomes prime minister of Finland, and Greta Thunberg is named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo next year. Japan has made 5,000 medals for the winners. But these Olympic medals are more special than most - they are made entirely out of recycled electronics.
For the first time ever, the Abel Prize - one of the world's top prizes for mathematics - has been won by a woman. Karen Uhlenbeck won this year's prize for her work, which has affected both math and science.
On Tuesday, scientist Donna Strickland learned she was one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel prize for physics. Only three women have won the prize in 117 years.
When Malala Yousafzai was 14, she was shot for working to help girls in Pakistan go to school. Ms. Yousafzai just visited Pakistan for the first time since then.