Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the gender gap in science. According to Hunt, the real issue was that women were just too damn sexy for the white coats. While men i…
New this week: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood; Gold, Fame, Citrus, by Claire Vaye Watkins; Vertigo by Joanna Walsh; Syllabus of Errors by Troy Jollimore; The Good Story by Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz; I Must...Show More Summary
Lech Walesa, the former Solidarity leader who played a large part in taking down the Polish communist Jaruzelski regime and bringing down the Iron Curtain in the 1980’s and who
“Professors, researchers, students and actual Nobel laureates from around the world gathered at Harvard University at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, the absurdist celebration of science that ‘makes you laugh, then think’.”
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You Opens next Friday and I can see this generating a bit of box office mojo: He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who...Show More Summary
Twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners call on US president to request Chinese counterpart free jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Yale University market scholar Robert Shiller entered the bubble debate last week as noted in the Financial Times article Fears Grow Over US Stock Market Bubble. The Nobel economics laureate told the Financial Times that his valuation...Show More Summary
The human rights activist says the Houthis in Yemen are a tool of Iran.
The most recent additions to the complete review are my reviews of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's first three novels, now published in one volume, as The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de l'Étoile The Night Watch Ring Roads The latter...Show More Summary
We speak to Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman and we also ask Ahmed Mohamed why he believes he was arrested.
Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman denies supporting the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen.
``Former Finnish president and Nobel peace prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari said western powers failed to seize on the proposal. Since it was made, in 2012, tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions uprooted, causing the world's gravest refugee crisis since the second world war... Show More Summary
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller is dedicated to his work. In a Q&A with The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig discussing his new book "Phishing for Phools" — which he co-wrote with George Akerloff, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen'sShow More Summary
Finnish diplomat and Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari suggested that there was a moment early on during Syria's hideous war when a political solution could have been thrashed out. Ahtisaari claims that in February 2012, when the conflict had claimed under 10,000 lives, Russia's envoy to the United Nations outlined a peace plan that could have led […]
Earlier this year, Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson expressed his displeasure with comments made in April of last year by everyone’s favorite Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. The dispute revolves around Sweden’s decision in 2010 to raise rates, a move Krugman says turned the country into a Japan-style deflationary deathtrap. Show More Summary
Independent thinkers have a way of upsetting people. Economics Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps is a good example. Progressives take issue with his scrupulous analysis of government stimulus spending while conservatives are offended by the way he characterizes their political ethos as having created the corporatist value system. Show More Summary
Robert Shiller is worried about the stock market. And the Nobel Laureate's concern can be summed up in this chart, which shows a steady decline in the valuation of the stock market from both institutional and individual buyers. WhatShow More Summary
It's another shot in the black hole wars – a Nobel laureate has a counterpoint to Stephen Hawking's new solution to the black hole information paradox
Intel plans to stop supporting the Science Talent Search, a science research competition for high school seniors whose winners have included Nobel laureates.
Here's what Nobel laureates, blackjack players, traders and asset managers say about timing the stock market.