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A chat with Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart

I especially enjoyed the part about his interior decorating, this segment was fun too: Hart’s appetite for complex contract negotiations has also served him well at home. He and his wife embarked on a major renovation of their house several years ago, adding new rooms to the ground floor and expanding the kitchen and backyard. Show More Summary

Success Depends More on Personality Than Intelligence, New Study Shows

Only about two percent of success is explained by IQ, research by a Nobel laureate indicates.

Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016

This year we lost a Nobel laureate, several Pulitzer Prize winners, many writers with wide readerships, and many more who never achieved the acclaim or the audiences they deserved.  The post Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016 appeared first on The Millions.

U.S. Dropped 26,171 Bombs on 7 Muslim-Majority Countries in 2016

Click here for reuse options! President Obama's last year in office was marked by heavy bombing in the Middle East and South Asia. The last year of the presidency of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama was marked by heavy bombing throughout the Middle East and South Asia. Show More Summary

Nobel Laureate’s Call for Resignation of Iran’s Judiciary Chief Puts Spotlight on Rampant Judicial Abuses

January 6, 2017—The call for the resignation of Iran’s top judicial official, Sadegh Larijani, by the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has brought renewed attention on the systematic abuses of rights committed by Iran’s Judiciary. Ebadi’s January 4 statement comes during a wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners […]

Nobel laureate calls on head of Iranian judiciary to quit

Shirin Ebadi blames Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani for injustices after a string of hunger strikes by political prisoners The Nobel peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the head of Iran’s judiciary to step down after a string of...Show More Summary

Iran’s First Female Judge and Nobel Laureate Calls for Resignation of Judiciary Chief

Shirin Ebadi: Interrogators Make Decisions for the Judges Amid the ongoing wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners in Iran, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the chief of the country’s Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, to resign.  “The system is broken and the final responsibility rests with its head,” Ebadi, who was […]

Who Gets a Paid Obituary in the New York Times--and Why?

The casket for Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is placed into a hearse outside the Fifth Avenue Synagogue on July 3, 2016 in New York. Wiesel had the second most paid obituaries in theNew York Times in 2016/ AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty [...]

Top Scientists Urge Trump to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal

Thirty-six scientists, including Nobel laureates, ask Trump not to dismantle the nuclear deal with Iran.

America's Scientists Are Terrified by Trump

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On Monday, 37 top scientists signed a letter to President-elect Donald Trump imploring him to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact. The pact, said the group—which includes Nobel laureates, various nuclear experts, and the president of the Federation of American Scientists—is a “critical U.S. strategic asset.” Read more...

UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureate Parking Spaces in Berkeley, California

The Nobel is the world’s most prestigious award for academic, cultural, and scientific advances. A Nobel Laureate will, apart from the award money, get a medal and diploma right from the hands of the Swedish king. But for some, there...Show More Summary

“What they are, what they should be”

Recommended Reading: Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee on the novel Zama by Antonio di Benedetto. The post “What they are, what they should be” appeared first on The Millions.

UN urged to end Rohingya 'human crisis'

Group of 23 Nobel laureates share "frustration" and write about "crimes against humanity" taking place in Myanmar.

End violence in Myanmar, Nobel laureates urge U.N. Security Council

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen Nobel laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to end "ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity" in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State.

2016 Year in Review: Debbie Reynolds dies

2016 Year in Review: Highlights and heartbreaks Dec. 28, 2016, 6:04 p.m. 2016 was a year of surprises: President-elect Donald Trump, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, the end of Angelina and Brad (or was that one inevitable?). We were hacked by the Russians, panicked by Zika and horrified by shootings...

Researchers achieve ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy

It is the holy grail of light microscopy: improving the resolving power of this method such that one can individually discern molecules that are very close to each other. Scientists around the Nobel laureate Stefan Hell at the Max Planck...Show More Summary

The hidden inferno inside your laser pointer

If you thought that a kid's room, a Norwegian Nobel Laureate and a laser pointer had nothing in common, two UA physicists are about to enlighten you.

2016 Year in Review: Farmworkers win overtime

2016 Year in Review: Highlights and heartbreaks Dec. 22, 2016, 12:53 p.m. 2016 was a year of surprises: President-elect Donald Trump, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, the end of Angelina and Brad (or was that one inevitable?). We were hacked by the Russians, panicked by Zika and horrified by shootings...

2016 Year in Review:

2016 Year in Review: Highlights and heartbreaks Dec. 22, 2016, 12:53 p.m. 2016 was a year of surprises: President-elect Donald Trump, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, the end of Angelina and Brad (or was that one inevitable?). We were hacked by the Russians, panicked by Zika and horrified by shootings...

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