Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the new Energy Secretary this week. Last week, the previous Secretary, Dr. Steven Chu, gave an interview to Stanford where he is returning as a physics professor. The Nobel laureate was asked “What’s the No. 1 problem on your list?” His answer: Climate change. We’re heading into an [...]
(Sahara Reporters) -- Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has described Africa's most well-known novelist, Chinua Achebe, as a storyteller who earned global celebration, adding, however, that those describing Achebe as "the father of African...Show More Summary
By CFA Institute Contributors: By Ron Rimkus, CFA Delegates at the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Singapore were treated to a discourse on rational expectations and ambiguity from Nobel Prize winner Thomas Sargent, the William R. Show More Summary
An interview with the Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka on the legacy of the “father of African literature,” Chinua Achebe, and why he wishes that Achebe had not written his last book. Pete Seeger’s proposal for gender-neutral language, from a 1974 letter to Ms. Show More Summary
'The Data' tend to contradict the NYT's resident Nobel laureate.
PRI's The World Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is worried that young Nigerians aren’t speaking Yoruba. The language is the native tongue of between 20-30 million people—mainly Nigerians, but also some Beninese and Togolese. Many of Nigeria’s best-known cultural exports—Soyinka, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade—were brought up as Yoruba speakers. Show More Summary
In a blogpost taking stock of the IMF conference on lessons from the crisis, the Nobel laureate distills the lessons learned. He makes the following observations: Not only are financial recessions deeper and slower in recovery than in normal recessions. Show More Summary
Former Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt was hauled off to prison last Friday. It was a historic moment, the first time in history that a former leader of a country was tried for genocide in a national court.
The great Indian Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore was deeply influenced by the mystic poet Kabir in his poetry and songs. Here we present the first ten verses of his translation of Kabir from Songs of Kabir with an introduction by Evelyn Underhill (New York, The Macmillan Company, 1915). Show More Summary
109. Frédéric Mistral, 1904 108. Winston Churchill, 1953 107. Pearl S. Buck, 1938 105 (tie). Harry Martinson, 1974 105 (tie). Eyvind Johnson, 1974 104. William Golding, 1983 103. Jacinto Benavente, 1922 102. John Galsworthy, 1932 101. Show More Summary
by Michael Cook May 7, 2013 (Mercatornet.com) - Euthanasia claimed its most famous victim last Saturday. At the age of 95, Belgian Nobel laureate Christian de Duve was killed with a lethal injection. He died in his home, surrounded by his four children. He had planned his death for weeks and even explained his…
The People's Daily has published its list of the Top 10 Attractive Chinese Cities For Foreigners 2012, based on a survey of 175,400 expats "including Nobel Laureates, recipients of the Chinese Government Friendship Award and foreigners working in China". Shanghai won (Hong Kong and Macau were excluded). [ more › ]
During the second weekend in April, the Vatican hosted what the Wall Street Journal called an “unusual conference.” At this “unusual conference,” scientists, including a Nobel Laureate, theologians, and entrepreneurs came together to discuss one of the most contentious issues of our time: stem cell research. This, the second annual “International Vatican Adult Stem Cell [...]
The climate crowd is very partial to Nazi analogies. Self-inducted Nobel Laureate Michael Mann (currently suing National Review and yours truly for mocking his hockey stick) likes to call his opponents “deniers“. Offset baron Al Gore...Show More Summary
Image: Hartmut Häffner Perpetual motion has a special place in the annals of pseudoscience, but when Physics Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek suggested that such thing can exist, the world has no choice but to perk up and listen: In February...Show More Summary
If you were wondering, well, so was I: how is it that Elie Wiesel, the renowned Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor and author, came to be an annual fixture on the campus at Orange County’s Chapman University, founded as a Protestant institution of the Disciples of Christ?
On the museum's 20th anniversary, a Nobel laureate and a former president say that coming generations must preserve the Holocaust's awful history. We all needed to reminded, Clinton said, that "no matter how smart a people are, if you have a head without a heart you are not human."
“If this case does not move forward, survivors of Guatemala’s genocide are being victimized all over again,” says Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams, co-founder of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. “They have taken a huge risk in testifying, and many have been harassed, intimidated and threatened. To annul the case would...
Jailed dissident and Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has gotten fat in prison, where he spends most of his time reading (and eating, presumably), particularly Jin Yan's award winning Rewinding the Red Wheel: Revisiting the Ideas of Russia's Intellectuals. [ more › ]