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Nobel Prize Winners

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...

Colleges With The Most Nobel Prize Winners

Posted 11.27.2013 | College

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that Harvard University has more Nobel Prize winners than any other American higher education institution. ...

Science or Scientists in the Spotlight? A Wandering Scientist Asks

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Menas C. Kafatos

The tenet of science is that there is objective truth. Scientific truth is after all more enduring, while a scientist's fame can be fleeting.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 10/11/13

John Zipperer | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: He chose not to pursue da office; justice delayed; we don't like the way they're purging their voter rolls; and during Lent they offer a fish alternative. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.

7 Unbelievable And Hilarious Ways Nobel Prize Winners Found Out They Had Won

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

We would think winning a Nobel Prize is already exciting enough, but The Swedish Academy really knows how to keep its winners on their toes. Instead o...

New Nobel Laureates Speak Out

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

-- WHO WON? Americans James E. Rothman, 62, professor of biomedical sciences at Yale University; Randy W. Schekman, 64, professor of cell and develo...

A Glorious Voice-Seamus Heaney

Lorie Karnath | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Lorie Karnath

hen the world lost Seamus Heaney, so departed among its most glorious of voices. While the gift of his written voice will continue to live on indefinitely, the expressively inspiring tones of the poet's physical sound have sadly been extinguished.

PHOTOS: All 16 Nobel-Winning Women Scientists

The Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Women make up a bit more than half of the world’s population, yet even in the most developed countries, men hold the lion's share of jobs in STEM (s...

Nobel-Winning Physics Pioneer Dies At 77

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

PORTLAND, Maine -- Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transition...

Nobel-Winning Physicist Dead At 75

AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Robert C. Richardson, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, has died. H...

Build Bridges, Not Fences: Thirty Percent of U.S. Nobel Laureates Are Foreign-born

James Witte | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
James Witte

Not all immigrants will become Nobel Prize laureates, but what are the costs if they don't achieve their highest potential? It will be our own loss, as a nation, if immigrants are denied the opportunity to develop their talents and abilities.

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to War-Makers, While Peacemakers Are Shunned

Dan Kovalik | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

Deserving peacemakers may not be people you would think of because they have either been vilified or completely ignored by the Western press.

Eat More Chocolate, Win More Nobel Prizes?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE and KARL RITTER | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home

-- Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a co...

Nobel Physics Prize Winners May Eradicate 'My Watch Is Slow' Excuse Forever

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

Nobel week continues with today's distinction, Physics. Ooh, not AP Physics? Tough break. No, don't worry -- colleges will be probably definitely be impressed by run-of-the-mill physics, too!

Is It Possible To Predict Nobel Prize Winners?

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.06.2012 | Science

STOCKHOLM -- Guessing who will win a Nobel Prize is a bit like forecasting the stock market: Experts don't seem to do it any better than laymen. So i...

Nobel Winner Facing Probe Over Alleged Tax-Exempt Status

Posted 08.03.2012 | Business

The Bangladeshi government is going after a Nobel Prize-winning economist who has dedicated his life to eliminating poverty. Muhammad Yunus, who re...

Only Woman To Receive Nobel Prize For Economics Dies

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

INDIANAPOLIS -- Elinor Ostrom, an Indiana University political scientist who is the only woman to have been awarded a Nobel Prize in economics, died T...

Nobel Prize To Be Worth Less

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Nobel Foundation has decided to reduce the prize money of each of the six Nobel awards by 20 percent this year to 8 million k...

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...

Where Are the Gay Nobel Prize Winners?

Laurence Watts | Posted 12.15.2011 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

I love what I have come to call "Nobel Prize Week." For me it's up there with the Grammys and Oscars -- until, that is, the other day, when something occurred to me: I can't think of a gay Nobel Prize winner. Not even a dead one.

Amazing Discovery Wins Nobel Prize

AP | MALCOLM RITTER and KARL RITTER | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating p...

Nobel Prize In Economics 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Peter Diamond of MIT, Dale Mortensen of Northweste...

Elie Wiesel, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Orhan Pamuk, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Saul Bellow, Pablo Neruda ... all great authors honored by the Nobel Committee with a Nobel Prize in Litera...

Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Glassman

Strengthen your dreams and you'll sleep better. Sounds kinda cart-before-the-horsey, right? But frolicking in a field of dream-unicorns kicks Ambien's...

World's Best Universities (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This week, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published its 2009 list of the best 500 universities. The annual ranking, which is in its...