iOS app Android app

Nobel

Washington Sends Nobel Laureates Off to Sweden in Style

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

The Laureates and their families gathered to meet with President Obama in The Oval Office, followed by a symposium at The House of Sweden and an elegant black tie dinner hosted by the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Björn Lyrvall, and the Norwegian Ambassador, H.E. Kåre R. Aas at the stately Swedish Residence

Nobel Laureates Reflect on Keeping America Innovative

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

We should be taking risks, the Nobels said, not avoiding them. We should be encouraging ideas from outside the established community, from diverse sources; we should accept failure as a necessary stepping stone to revolutionary progress.

The Surprising Figure Uniting Nobel Laureates

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Jennifer Wheeler

I wasn't looking for the heroine. I wanted to understand what makes some people successful. I expected economic advantage to rise to the surface as a thread that connects Nobel winners. Instead I found an altogether different and more exciting story.

A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Turk Pipkin

Though I am about as far as possible from being a rural Kenyan woman, Wangari changed my life as well by the beauty and brilliance of her words and deeds, and by taking my hand saying, "Come to Kenya. You will love it."

Managing Risks That Endanger Health

Dr. Lynn C. Klotz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Dr. Lynn C. Klotz

The risks of a man-made pandemic are simply unacceptable.

Peace, Love and Education!

Turk Pipkin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Turk Pipkin

I've just returned from a 7,000 kilometer drive-and-work tour of East Africa and was inspired by the progress at all 15 of our Kenya School Fund projects. In the arid lands of Samburu, Daaba Primary is a dream come true.

U.S. Petition Launched to Investigate Betrayal of Nobel Peace Prize

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

We suggest your Board communicate with the Nobel Foundation urging them to rescind Obama's award so that the Nobel Peace Prize does not serve to sugarcoat, obfuscate and enable more use of violence and military force, the exact opposite purpose for which it was created.

Nobel Prize Laureates Honored

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

On Saturday, December 10, this year's Nobel Prize laureates will be honored in two ceremonies in the Swedish and Norwegian capitals. The three laureat...

Johns Hopkins Professor Shares Nobel Prize In Physics

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

BALTIMORE — The discovery that earned Adam Riess the Nobel Prize came at another momentous time for the Johns Hopkins physicist. Riess recalled...

Dead Hand of Governent Impoverishes the Middle Class

Chriss Street | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Chriss Street

Adam Smith, an 18th century economist, pioneered the concept of the "invisible hand" to describe how capitalism through self-interest, competition, and supply and demand, more effectively allocated resources than the "dead hand" of the state.

Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Loses Legal Battle To Save Job

AP | By FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus lost his final court appeal Tuesday to remain in control of the pioneering microlending bank he fou...

Nobel Prize Winner Takes Homeopathy Seriously

Dana Ullman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Science
Dana Ullman

Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has surprised the scientific community with his strong support for homeopathic medicine.

Jailed Nobel Winner's Poetry Coming To US Next Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Poetry by imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (lee-OO' show-BOH') is coming out in the U.S. Graywolf Press announced Thur...

Vargas Llosa's Nobel Address Speaks To Political Power Of Literature

guardian.co.uk | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa delivered a resounding tribute to fiction's power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent and to...

Nobel Prize: Suzuki, Heck, Negishi Share Chemistry Prize

Bloomberg | Eva Von Schaper and Allison Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Japanese scientists and an American researcher won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for making it easier to recreate carbon-based molecules found in n...

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to "Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," according to ...

Nobel Prize Snubs In Literature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1901, the Nobel Committee has honored outstanding individuals in the fields of science, peace and literature with a medal, personal diploma, cas...

Boycott, Barbie, Leotard And Dunce

Alex Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Novak

(Un)luckily for some, the English language is chock-full of eponyms -- proper names that have slipped into general usage as other forms of speech.

Nobel Jury Selects Lit Prize Winner

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy has selected the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature and will announce the decision next week after a f...

Literary Prize

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After 13 years rewarding novelists and playwrights, the odds are strong that this year's Nobel prize for literature will go to a poet -- at least acco...

Nobel Peace Prize for the Internet?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The Internet is indeed a unifying force that brings people together. But if the Nobel committee ever did decide to give a prize to the Net, there probably would be a war over who would pick it up.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner ElBaradei Writing Memoir

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR'-uh-day) is writing a memoir about his years as head of the International Atomic...

The F Word: The Defense Industry is Pleased with Obama

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Who says the president is failing to show leadership? In one area at least, there's no sign of flag or falter. If anything, the administration's only...

Nobel Jury Defends Obama Decision

AP | IAN MacDOUGALL and KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — One judge noted with surprise that President Barack Obama "didn't look particularly happy" at being named the Nobel Peace Prize laureate....