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South Africa's Desmond Tutu readmitted to hospital

Doctors to decide further treatment for Nobel Peace laureate, who has lived with prostate cancer for 15 years.

KRUGMAN: Of course Greece had a plan for a new currency (GREK, EUR, EURUSD)

Well, duh. Greece had a plan to introduce a new currency if it got forced from the euro, and Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman can't believe people are shocked (shocked!) to find this out. "I mean, really: it would have been shocking if there weren't contingency plans," Krugman writes. Show More Summary

Ireland shrugs off French riddle over Yeats remains

last weekArts : Artdaily

A trove of documents from a French chateau has cast doubt on the remains of beloved Irish poet W.B. Yeats but fans have shrugged off the controversy and said there is no doubt as to his spiritual home. The Nobel laureate died in southern...Show More Summary

Phishing for Phools

The authors are Nobel Laureates George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller and the subtitle is The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.  It’s a popular take on how markets trap you and your preferences in places you don’t want to be.  Self-recommending of course. There are chapters on advertising, tobacco, alcohol, junk bonds, credit cards, […]

South Africa's Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital

The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate faces infection but is expected to be discharged in "a day or two".

Malala Opens a School for Syrian Refugee Girls on Her 18th Birthday

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Torbjørn Kjosvold/FMS / CC BY 2.0 Activist Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday by opening a school for Syrian girls in an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon’s Beka’a Valley. Malala, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate,Show More Summary

KRUGMAN: 'The European project ... has just been dealt a terrible, perhaps fatal blow.' (GREK)

Talks between Greece and its European creditors are going nowhere. Backwards, in fact. And New York Times columnist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman thinks we could be watching the "European project" dissolve before our eyes. In a blog...Show More Summary

Continuing Education... Alvin Roth on Matching Markets, by Amy Willis

Can economists save lives? It seems Nobel laureate Alvin Roth can...In this week's episode, Roth talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about matching markets and social support for markets. The conversation ranges over indirect kidney...Show More Summary

“Books, Not Bullets,” Malala Yousafzai Urges at Oslo Summit

By Aruna Dutt | (Inter Press Service) | – – UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai spoke Tuesday of her mission to bring 12 years…

Malala Yousafzai Launches the #BooksNotBullets Hashtag

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A photo posted by Malala Yousafzai (@malalafund) on Jul 5, 2015 at 8:51am PDT Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai has launched the #BooksNotBullets social media hashtag. In honor of her 18th birthday, she hopes that...Show More Summary

Malala Urges World Leaders to Invest in Books Rather Than Bullets

Education activist Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel laureate last year when she and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of childrenShow More Summary

“Deniers” in their midst – All is not well in Nobel Prize Land

A couple of days ago we reported on the Mainau Nobel Conference, on Friday, 3 July, over 30 Nobel laureates assembled on Mainau Island on Lake Constance signed a declaration on climate change. Problem was, there were 65 attendees, and only 30 signed the declaration. As is typical of the supression of the alternate views…

Dozens Of Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Call For Action On Climate Change

In a signed declaration, 36 Nobel laureates call climate change a threat of "comparable magnitude" to nuclear war. The post Dozens Of Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Call For Action On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nobel laureates urge donors to boost education funds ahead of global meet

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International donors must boost aid to developing nations to ensure that millions of the world's poorest and marginalized children can go to school, a group of Nobel laureates said on Monday, ahead of a global conference on financing for education.

Alvin Roth on Matching Markets

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his work on matching markets. Examples include marriage, matching kidney donors to kidney recipients, and students to schools in cities that allow choice in their public school systems. Show More Summary

KRUGMAN: Greece's 'No' vote is a win for Europe (USD, EUR)

Greece has voted a resounding "No" in its referendum on whether to accept the latest bailout proposal from its European creditors. And for Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, this is a win for all of Europe. "Tsipras...Show More Summary

Classical Athenian democracy and the Greek referendum

As the Greek referendum approaches, it is tempting to draw parallels to the ancient world, particularly to the classical Athenian democracy. Supporters of a “no” vote on the referendum, such as Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, make reference to the “strong democratic tradition” of the Greeks. The referendum seems to steer us to classical Athens, and […]

Oddly, ‘Nobel prize winner’ Michael Mann was not invited to sign The Mainau Declaration for climate protection

This seems sort of odd, not only was Michael Mann excluded (probably for good reason) but the names of the signers seems to be a secret. Nobel Laureates appeal for climate protection The Mainau Declaration 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings To mark the final day of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, on Friday, 3…

Nobel Laureates dive into climate politics

To mark the final day of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, on Friday, 3 July, over 30 Nobel laureates assembled on Mainau Island on Lake Constance signed a declaration on climate change. The "Mainau Declaration 2015 on ClimateShow More Summary

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