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Chile court orders poet Neruda's remains returned

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered poet Pablo Neruda's remains be returned to his tomb, three years after they were exhumed to determine whether the Nobel laureate was assassinated. Neruda died in 1973, just days after General Augusto Pinochet seized power. Show More Summary

After Prisoner Deal, Iranian Nobelist Calls on Tehran to ‘Make Peace With Its Own People’

Global Voices Online/ International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran | – – While expressing joy at Iran’s recent release of four imprisoned Iranian-Americans, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on…

Turkish Nobel Laureate: EU Turning Blind Eye to Lack of Democracy in Turkey

The world-acclaimed writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the EU of turning a blind eye to the sorry state of democracy in Turkey.

Malala Yousafzai Seeks Funding for Educating Syrian Refugee Children

Eighteen-year-old Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced her intention to raise $1.4 billion for the education of Syrian refugee children. She will ask world leaders to contribute to this endeavor at Thursday’s “Supporting Syria and the region” conference in London. Read more...

Malala seeks to raise $1.4 billion to educate Syrian refugees

LONDON (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thursday to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, she told Reuters on Sunday.

Wajdi al-Ahdal on Günter Grass

At Qantara.de Yemeni A Land without Jasmine-author Wajdi al-Ahdal recalls The intervention of a Nobel Laureate, when Günter Grass admirably stood up for him (and more). Not exactly a happy ending, but still.....

There's No Such Thing as an Objective Fact, by Amy Willis

In a fascinating and far-ranging conversation with Nobel Laureate James Heckman (who was also one of his teachers), EconTalk host Russ Roberts explored the progress, problems, and limits of economic analysis. There's a lot to learn this week's episode, and lots to think about as well. Show More Summary

ANOTHER OLD GUY, RETAINING THE INGRAINED BIGOTRY OF HIS YOUTH: Nobel Laureate Won’t Allow Guns in C…

ANOTHER OLD GUY, RETAINING THE INGRAINED BIGOTRY OF HIS YOUTH: Nobel Laureate Won’t Allow Guns in Class, Despite Law.

Nobel laureate Pamuk brings Museum of Innocence to London

last weekArts : Artdaily

Glass cabinets filled with mundane but poignant objects including cologne bottles, dentures and postcards form the centrepiece of a London exhibition presented by Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk on Tuesday. The unique collaboration...Show More Summary

New review prompts a re-think on what low sugar levels do to our thinking

Glucose. Fuel for our cells, vital for life. But how fundamental is it to how we think?According to dual-systems theory (best known from Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman’s work), low blood glucose favours the use of fast and dirty System One thinking over the deliberative, effortful System Two. Show More Summary

Nobel Laureate Professor: I'm Banning Guns In My Texas Classroom

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist at the University of Texas at Austin declared Monday that he will try to ban guns his classroom this fall, even if university rules and state law say he can't. Steven Weinberg, who won the top prize in...Show More Summary

James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics

Nobel Laureate James Heckman of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of econometrics and the challenges of measurement in assessing economic theories and public policy. Heckman gives us hisShow More Summary

The Malala Fund And Toms Made A Scarf To Fund Girls' Education

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Some things are better together: babies and dogs. Netflix and blankets. Great social enterprises and fearless activists. Same goes for the new collaboration between Toms Shoes and Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. The company...Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Laureate Asks Iranian Government to “Make Peace with Its Own People”

While expressing joy at Iran’s recent release of four imprisoned Iranian-Americans, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the Iranian government to “make peace with its own people,” now that it has shown the ability to negotiate and compromise with its adversary, the United States.  “The Iranian government has made peace with a country […]

New York Today: New York Today: Bracing for a Blizzard

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Friday: Winter weather, the mayor’s budget, and a Nobel laureate’s birthday.

New York Today: New York Today: Blizzard Watch

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Friday: Winter weather, the mayor’s budget, and a Nobel laureate’s birthday.

Cosmic Solitude: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on How the Prospect of Being Alone in the Universe Can Make Us Better Stewards of Our Humanity

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Perhaps we wouldn’t talk so much nonsense, tell so many lies, if we knew that they were echoing throughout the cosmos..."

Are stocks and housing off on another bubble?

Alex Brummer reports: As a new year gets under way [Nobel Laureate Robert] Shiller fears that advanced economies could be on the cusp of another stock market and property bubble that could end in tears…. “I’ve tried to inquire why we are having these booms right now at a time of so-called secular stagnation with […]

Note To Joe Stiglitz: Banks Originate, Not Intermediate, And That's Why Aggregate Demand Is Stuffed

I like Joe Stiglitz, both professionally and personally. His Globalization and its Discontents was virtually the only work by a Nobel Laureate economist that I cited favourably in my Debunking Economics, because he had the courage to challenge the professional orthodoxy on the “Washington Consensus”. Far more than most in [...]

University of Texas to Digitize Gabriel Garcia Marquez Archive

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The University of Texas at Austin plans to digitize its archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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