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Nobel Laureate

Why the New Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Is the Voice of Modern Russia

Michael Skafidas | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Michael Skafidas

Alexievich was born and bred in the sadness of this place, in what is now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. No wonder her work is all about it. Her sister was killed and her mother was blinded in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. Even before that, Alexievich had already resolved to chronicle the endless misfortunes of her land -- most of them intentionally silenced by the Soviet system.

What Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Means to the 'Russian World'

Georgy Bovt | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- Alexievich, who writes primarily in Russian, is very much a part of this "Russian world" -- that is, in the cultural and civilizational sense, and not in the political or military sense that gained currency during events in Ukraine. This "Russian world," this "Russian civilization" now stands at possibly the most critical juncture of its existence. And it is very timely that a Russian-language Slavic author who writes that this "Russian world" is standing at the threshold of the deepest crisis of its long history has received this award now.

Vote for Your Favorite "Nobel-Worthy" Scientists

Christopher King | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Christopher King

Many of the world's most accomplished scientists might find sleep a bit difficult during the week of October 5th.

Bubble 2.1: The Interim Report

Oliver Leung | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Oliver Leung

Last May, I mused on the possibility of a tech bubble and projected that the NASDAQ would plateau for the remainder of 2015. Midway through these expectations, let's calibrate my crystal ball...

A Social Side of Science With Rich Roberts

Vanessa Kuhlor | Posted 03.10.2015 | Teen
Vanessa Kuhlor

Through he will always be remembered for his 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp, it will be his genuine nature to mentor and help younger aspiring scientist such as myself that will continue to propel the future of science forever.

I on Exceptional Living - The Exceptional Lives of Nikki Haskell, Mavis Staples, Cindy Crawford, Robert C. Merton, Catharine Hamilton & Marilyn Hoffman

Irene Michaels | Posted 01.23.2015 | Style
Irene Michaels

Photo from the collection of Irene Michaels. In September the world lost a truly exceptional person, Joan Rivers. She shared so many things with us....

Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To French Author

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.09.2014 | Books

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on Thursday to French author Patrick Modiano for "the art of memory with which he has evoked the most u...

Why Krugman's Vocabulary Needs to Be Refreshed

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

Paul Krugman's "Voodoo Economics, The Next Generation" does not make any more sense today than it did back in 1980 when presidential candidate G. W. Bush used this term to criticize Ronald Reagan's claim that cutting taxes on the rich would actually -- "magically" lead to greater economic growth.

Doris Lessing's Post-Mortems: Depositing Memories of the War to End All War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

With patience amid disappointment, combined with respectful effort, the reader can come away with an appreciation for what a daughter had to witness, hear, and endure.

Orhan Pamuk: A Museum For The Person, Not For Power

The World Post | Nathan Gardels & Katherine Keating | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

Dostoevsky was both a Western and a non-Western writer. He just despised Occidentalists who despised their own people. Dostoevsky believed, like I do, that Westernization, or now globalization, is inevitable, but it must not lead to the repression of the past, of ordinary people and their culture.

When Will The Muslim World Honor Its First Muslim Scientist Nobel Laureate?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

On January 29th, the world celebrates Pakistani scientist Dr. Abdus Salam's 88th birthday. Sadly, much of the Muslim world, with Pakistan leading the way, will once again ignore him. Dr. Salam was the world's first Muslim scientist Nobel Laureate.

Pizza With an Icon -- Don't Miss

Mary Wald | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Wald

The days are gone where a few people make the decision on what airs on a handful of television stations. The Internet has equalized media production. Today you can make it happen with passion of purpose, networks, and a touch of magic. S

Double Nobel Winner Dead At 95

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 95. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Insti...

Forecasting the Nobels: Predicting the Science Winners of the World's Most Prestigious Prize

Christopher King | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science
Christopher King

In two weeks, the Nobel Prizes will be announced from Stockholm, conferring science's highest accolade on a very few chosen researchers. In celebration, Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of Citation Laureates.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Dies At 102

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase, a pioneer in applying economic theory to the law, has died at age 102. The former University of Chicago pr...

Egypt: From One Nobel Laureate to Another

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

If the position of Nobel Peace Prize laureate adds authority and force to one's words, it is better used to encourage calm, dialogue and peaceful resolution than to further polarize.

How Naguib Mahfouz's Fiction Illuminates the Egyptian Revolution

Shaj Mathew | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Shaj Mathew

In this 1967 novel, Mahfouz's characters grapple with the aftermath of a different revolution: the political and economic idealism of Gamal Abdel Nasser's policy of "Arab Socialism."

The Tick Tock of the Doomsday Clock

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will stay at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, say the scientists and experts at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who maintain one of the world's most famous time pieces.

Yes, We Can... And We Should!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Tarun Sakhrani

To me, Obama's address to the UN General Assembly was one of his better speeches, ranking alongside his momentous and historic address at the University of Cairo, in the early months of his presidency.

Cara Santa Maria

He Looked Back In Time, And Won A Nobel | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

Imagine looking back in time--no, not flipping through old high school yearbooks--but really, studying the history of our universe as it was 13.7 bill...

Has The Energy Department Gone Completely Off The Rails?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

During the course of the Obama Administration under Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Department of Energy has almost totally abdicated its responsibility to the day-today consumers of energy. But the latest news of its flubs goes even beyond that.

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

Nobel Prize Winner Dies

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

ROME (AP) — Renato Dulbecco, who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in medicine for his seminal research on the interaction between tumors and cells, has d...

Global Events Celebrate Success Of Women Nobel Prize Laureates

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women

This Nobel Peace Prize weekend, Oslo's Grand Hotel is filled to the gills with international guests, including an especially robust crowd from Liberia...

European Union Or Arab Spring For Nobel Peace Prize?

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND and KARL RITTER | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

By BJOERN H. AMLAND and KARL RITTER, Associated Press OSLO, Norway -- Arab Spring or European Union? Speculation ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize ann...