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More chocolate = more Nobel Prizes

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Reddit has resurfaced this 2012 paper from the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates," by Franz H. Messerli, M.D. From the abstract: Chocolate consumption could hypothetically improve cognitive function not only in individuals but in whole populations. Show More Summary

Gresham's Law

Authored by Ted Rivelle via TCW.com, This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Richard Thaler, a pioneer of behavioral economics. But there is a tale told by a lesser known Nobel laureate, Kenneth Arrow. As a World War II weather officer, he was tasked with analyzing the reliability of the army’s long-range weather forecasts. Show More Summary

Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.

Myanmar cardinal defends Suu Kyi on eve of pope trip

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Myanmar’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, and said that terming it “ethnic cleansing” was unhelpful and premature.

Trump Won't Meet With Nobel Laureates Who Were Skipping White House Ceremony Anyway

“I will not put my foot into the White House as long as Trump, Pence, or Ryan (i.e., the possible succession of impeachments) will occupy it,” Joachim Frank said.

The man who helped prove Einstein correct weighs in on America's startling science gap

Nobel laureate Kip Thorne talks with Patt Morrison about the most powerful interstellar event humans have ever observed.

Q&A with Nobel laureate Barry Barish

Barish explains how LIGO became the high-achieving experiment it is today.

Trump, breaking with precedent, will not meet with American Nobel recipients

last weekNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON – President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes....

How #ScientistsWarningtoHumanity signed up 15,000 scientists

(University of Sydney) Twenty-five years ago, a majority of the world's Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have taken grassroots action, with a scorecard -- created in the United States...Show More Summary

Inauguration of next-generation neutrino science organization

(Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) Three institutes and university departments, a Nobel Laureate, and a plan to develop one of the world's biggest neutrino particle detectors will be central to the University of Tokyo's newest organization, the Next-generation Neutrino Science Organization (NNSO).

Literary prize: David Cohen Prize

They've announced that Tom Stoppard has won this year's David Cohen Prize, a biennial £40,000 author award that has previously gone to, among others, Nobel laureates V.S.Naipaul (1993), Harold Pinter (1995), and Doris Lessing (2001)...

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate's wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner … Click to Continue »

Bob Dylan milks Nobel lecture for cash

Every Nobel laureate gives the copyright to their Nobel lecture to the Nobel Foundation, and they in turn allow any newspaper to publish it in full, as well as overseeing other publications of it; see, for example, the copyright-notice...Show More Summary

Pope: Humanity risks ‘suicide’ with nuclear confrontation

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis warned Monday that “humanity risks suicide” with the increased threat of nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea — a threat that will dominate a Vatican conference gathering 11 Nobel peace laureates, top U.N. and NATO officials and ambassadors from key countries.

Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler backs lower 401(k) contribution limits

Richard Thaler, a professor of behavioral science and economics, tweeted what he called "unpopular" support for reducing 401(k) contribution limits.        

Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler backs lower 401(k) contribution limits

The academic's support comes as lawmakers in Washington are sparring over whether to include changes to 401(k) plans as part of tax reform.        

Hiroshima survivor to jointly receive Nobel Peace Prize with ICAN

OSLO (Reuters) - An 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima will jointly accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize together with this year's laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN said on Thurs...

Nobel Laureate Heckman: Tax Reform Could Boost Economy With Bigger, Refundable Child Care Credit

Today, the maximum credit for working parents with two or more children is $2,100. That is 10% of the average annual cost of care for two children and, more importantly, those most in need cannot access this important resource.

Nobel laureate wants global environment court

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth. Karman, of Yemen, made the suggestion in the Central American...Show More Summary

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