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Lessing's books to Harare

As New Zimbabwe reports, Lessing donated entire book collection to Harare, as Nobel laureate Doris Lessing: bequeathed her entire personal collection of over 3,000 books to the Harare City Library in Zimbabwe. Interesting also to learn: A...Show More Summary

Why do nations fight? Prestige, mostly

Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman has some powerful insights into the economic motivation for war in his recent New York Times op-ed. He worries that some modern wars may be deliberately conceived as a distraction from bad economic...Show More Summary

Nobel gurus fear globalisation is going horribly wrong (technical)

David Ricardo's Theory of Comparative Advantage has broken down after 200 years, or so I learned at the Lindau forum of Nobel laureates in Bavaria. The theory published in 1817 has been a guiding principle of free trade, taken as a given by every student of economics in the modern era. It has served us [...]

Rugby Union - Springboks need more black players: Tutu

- South Africa's Springbok rugby team should include more black players, Nobel peace prize laureate and leading anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu said Friday.

Nobel Laureate: 'Historians Are Going To Tar And Feather Europe's Central Bankers' (VGK, GREK, EWQ, EWI, EWP, EWU, DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ)

Peter Diamond, an MIT professor who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2010, told The Telegraph that, "Historians are going to tar and feather Europe's central bankers." Diamond told The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard that, "Young people in Spain and Italy who hit the job market in this recession are going to be affected for decades. Show More Summary

Being at One With Desmond Tutu

It's almost like being on the side of the angels, claiming kinship-by-association with Desmond Tutu. Ever since the retired Anglican bishop, South African social activist, Nobel laureate and all-around pretty saintly gentleman came out in favor of this writer's cause, Death with Dignity, it's been a cause for celebration. Show More Summary

Kidneys and housing bubbles

WE ARE covering the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, held in a small, pretty Bavarian town. It is a unique event, with about half the living Nobel laureates in attendance. Each gives a talk about their research and then leads a small class to a select group of young economists. Show More Summary

Have Blog, Will Travel

I am here today: 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 19-23 August 2014, Lindau, Germany Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences...

Economist Daniel Kahneman on Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Gut

Nobel Laureate and bestselling author explains why entrepreneurs should rely on data to predict outcomes--not their intuition.

Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

LA JOLLA, CA—August 14, 2014—Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials and many other products. read more

Communication is Aid-and More

Liberian Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee writes that her mother showed up at her office recently dressed head to toe in a winter coat and headdress in 82? temperatures. Her mother explained that she wanted extra protection against the Ebola virus. Misinformation and misunderstanding along with superstition about Ebola abound. Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama Bombs Iraq Again

But it’s our guns that got bombed. We’re trying to keep them out of the hands of the group affiliated with the group that we argued about helping in Syria. If it’s true that ISIS is worse than Saddam, is might be the case that ISIS is worse than Bashar Assad. Maybe we should stop…

Britain's Hard-Left 'Stop the War' Group Bemoans Anti-Hamas Guardian Advert

Britain's ironically named 'Stop the War' coalition has effectively come out in defence of Hamas following a newspaper advert which highlighted the terrorist group's human rights abuses. The advert by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel was scheduled...Show More Summary

Nigeria’s Feisty Nobel Laureate

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

As he turns 80, a look at Wole Soyinka’s unique memoirs, including his latest, ‘You Must Set Forth At Dawn.’

Latest in Crystal Research: Chemistry, Physics, Pharmaceuticals, and More

Experts sit down to discuss recent findings in crystallography with a Nobel laureate. Reporters are invited to attend the event and ask questions.

The Q Ratio And Market Valuation: Monthly Update

By Doug Short: Quick take: Based on data extrapolations through the end of July, the Q Ratio is 72% above its arithmetic mean and 85% above its geometric mean. If we use the calculation method of Nobel Laureate James Tobin, the ratio is 90% above its arithmetic mean and 108% above its geometric mean. Show More Summary

Europe's 'sick man' France dealt another blow as manufacturing contracts

``Manufacturing activity in France is now below that if bailed-out Greece, where the PMI also fell... Earlier this year, Nobel laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides told the Telegraph that France could destroy the euro if the government's gamble on supply side reforms failed to pull the economy out of stagnation.''

The ‘Holy Grail’ of batteries might double your smartphone’s battery life

Researchers from Stanford including former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel laureate Steve Chu are currently working on “fixing” lithium-ion batteries in order to offer a longer charge to various devices that require such batteries, including smartphones and electric cars. Show More Summary

64 Public Figures, 7 Nobel Peace Laureates, Call for Arms Embargo on Israel for War Crimes

An assortment of rabidly anti-Israel public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, have called for an international arms embargo on Israel for its "war crimes and possible crimes against humanity" in Gaza. The statement came in a letter published in Britain's The Guardian on Friday. Show More Summary

Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel

A letter calling for the UN and governments to impose a military embargo on Israel was published in the Guardian on July 19 2014. It is signed by six Nobel peace laureates: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú and Betty Williams. Show More Summary

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