In past years, big names in South Africa picked up the annual Gulen Peace Award, a local accolade inspired by a Turkish preacher who has been blamed by Turkey for an attempted coup last month. Both Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu and Graca Machel, an activist and widow of Nelson Mandela, have been feted in the […]
When Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s progressive National League for Democracy (NLD) won the majority in Myanmar’s parliament in the historic 2015 open elections, many activists believed the nation’s LGBT community would finally get legal protections written into law. However, nearly a year later, gay and transgender citizens of Myanmar continue to face... Read more »
As the rope of a chromosomes replicates, it frays at the ends. No problem: A chromosome's ends have extra twine so that fraying doesn't reach into the body of the rope where the important information resides. This extra twine is called a "telomere". Show More Summary
Watch a conversation between Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich and Jeffrey Brown. Last year, as the holiday season approached, a few of us on staff at the NewsHour contributed to a list we called “10 books we loved in 2015.” The idea was to recommend a book that had come out that year. Show More Summary
Nobel laureate and University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, Thomas Cech, PhD, uses CRISPR gene editing technology and live cell, single molecule microscopy to watch in real-time, for the first time, the essential interaction between telomerase and telomeres.
Frank Wilczek bet Garrett Lisi that the Large Hadron Collider would see evidence of supersymmetry, a theory that goes beyond the standard model of particle physics
Joseph E. Stiglitz suggests a structural fix for the continent’s currency.
When Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy finally came to power in Myanmar last year, there was much scepticism among ethnic minorities as to whether the nobel laureate would speak up for their rights. So far, the new government...Show More Summary
While genetically modified golden rice could help alleviate famine and save thousands of children from malnourishment and visual impairments, this simple solution is strongly opposed by Greenpeace, which has initiated two misleading campaigns, two Swedish researchers wrote in an opinion piece.
"They were the first intelligent beings on the planet," said Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner, founding President and Distinguished Professor of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). What could the first intelligent species of an alien planet look like? Imagine...
Do market prices generally reflect all available information? Or are they prone to bubbles? On this episode of The Big Question, two members of the Chicago Booth faculty—Nobel laureate Eugene F. Fama and Richard H. Thaler, the father of behavioral economics—discuss how markets behave (and misbehave). Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's Little Jewel. Australian publisher Text brought this out last year, and now the US edition is forthcoming from Yale University Press. Noteworthy,...Show More Summary
Zewail, renowned worldwide for work on chemical reactions, died on Tuesday with no information on cause of death.
He was the first Egyptian and Arab to win a Nobel in science.
Shimon Peres is optimistic, which isn’t remarkable except that he also lives in Israel, home to one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. The 93-year-old former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has witnessed the many clashes with Palestinians and neighboring Arab countries from its inception. Show More Summary
Ahmed Zewail, Nobel laureate and pioneering father of the field of femtochemistry died today at age of 70. A friend of The Nobelity Project and one of nine Nobel laureates in our first feature film, Nobelity, Dr. Zewail's insights have long been a pillar of our work for education for all. Show More Summary
In a new book, a Nobel laureate economist pins the blame for Europe’s economic tragedy on the euro.
The famous economist has harsh words for the Silicon Valley giant. [ more › ]
2001 Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz has a long history of being on the right side of history. For example: pricing the Iraq war at $3T; raising the alarm about sovereign wealth funds acquiring US debt; nailing the double-standard...Show More Summary
``Home prices "are not looking quite as strong as they looked over the last year," economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. "People should be buying a house if they want a house and not...Show More Summary