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Gloria Steinem Among 30 Women Crossing Korean Border

Female activists including Gloria Steinem, Medea Benjamin, and two Nobel Peace laureates crossed the border between North and South Korea today, calling for peace and for more women to be involved in that process. The group of 30 women arrived at Dorasan Station dressed in white with colorful traditional Korean scarves wrapped around them. Show More Summary

A towering intellect, a complicated life

John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics. His life inspired a film. His death drew condolences from around the world. ||| Washington - John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate whose towering intellect...Show More Summary

Russell Crowe Posts Sentimental Tweet As Tribute To John And Alicia Nash

Following the death of Mathematician John Nash and wife Alicia Nash, Beautiful Minds actor Russell Crowe was “stunned.” He took to Twitter to post a sentimental tweet as tribute to the Nobel laureate who was the subject of the 2001 film and his late wife. Show More Summary

‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash and wife killed in taxi crash

John Forbes Nash Jr., the Nobel laureate and Princeton mathematician, whose life story was the inspiration for the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in an car accident along with his wife in New Jersey Saturday morning, New Jersey state police said. Show More Summary

Russell Crowe Reacts To Death Of John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' Mathematician

John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was depicted in the 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," died Saturday in a car accident. Russell Crowe, who portrayed Nash in the film, tweeted on Sunday about the Nobel laureate. Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Show More Summary

John F. Nash Jr. dies; Nobel laureate was subject of ‘A Beautiful Mind’

John F. Nash Jr., who revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory, was endowed with a mind that was highly original and deeply troubled. But it became known to most people by its Hollywood description. His mind was beautiful.Read full article >>

Female activists march for peace into North Korea

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Female activists including Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday.

DMZ March Blocked, Steinem Goes by Bus Instead

Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea today, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event. The group of 30 women from 15...

We need a smart urban revolution, and Asia is just the place to do it

Nobel Laureates met recently in Hong Kong to sign a memorandum calling for cities to help guard against climate change. As the most creative places on the planet, big cities are the perfect place to meet this challenge.

The Other Saul

Earlier this month, I wrote about Louis Menand’s recent New Yorker piece about The Life of Saul Bellow, a new biography of the Nobel laureate by Zachary Leader. Now, in the LRB, Andrew O’Hagan reads the book. Sample quote: “Bellow’s community was his subject and his subject was his voice.”

Feminist Fossil Gloria Steinem Visiting North Korea for Some Reason

We guess she’s there to raise awareness of something or other. A group of female peace activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel laureates arrived in North Korea’s capital on Tuesday for a march across the Demilitarized Zone that they … Continued

Pedigree review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's Pedigree: A Memoir, coming out in late August in the US, in Yale University Press' Margellos World Republic of Letters series, and in early...Show More Summary

For Israeli-Americans, a New Renaissance

For a gang that includes at least two movie stars, a Nobel Prize laureate, and the lead singer of KISS, American-Israelis sure aren't getting the love they deserve. In part, that's by design: Not too long ago, Israelis living abroad were still regarded by the compatriots as traitors to the common Zionist dream. Show More Summary

Roderick MacKinnon is “scientific co-founder” of company Kraft Group invested in

As part of their response to the Wells Report, the Patriots included a rebuttal of scientific evidence from the report by Professor Roderick MacKinnon of the Rockefeller University. MacKinnon, a 2003 Nobel laureate in chemistry, criticizes the key findings in the Wells Report and writes that the “conclusion that physical law cannot explain the pressures…

17 Nobel Laureates and 1200+ Economists Agree with Ben Carson re U.S. Fiscal Gap

Michelle Lee, a fact checker with the Washington Post, just posted a long and, to my mind, highly political column. Her column, read carefully, undermines Presidential candidate Ben Carson's absolutely correct claim, made in announcing his candidacy, that the true measure of U.S. fiscal debt is not the $13 trillion [...]

De Blasio stumps with Joseph Stiglitz and Elizabeth Warren in D.C.

Mayor Bill de Blasio brought his message of progressivism to Washington, D.C., Tuesday, where he hobnobbed with liberal luminaries including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Nobel laureate... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ig® Nobel Limericks: Multitudinous Authors, Jerk, and Intestinal Clog

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick formby Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick Laureate The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Show More Summary

Report by Clinton Adviser Proposes ‘Rewriting’ Decades of Economic Policy

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics who has been an influential adviser to the Clinton campaign, will present a report Tuesday on “Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity...

Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee stands strong for women activists

Leymah Gbowee's journey from a childhood in Liberia to inspirational speaker at a Beverly Hills salon may be a distance too great to measure in years or miles.

Best and Worst of Health and Healthcare – April 2015

As usual, our monthly roundup starts with a shout out to a notable researcher whose birthday fell on April: Edvard Moser, a Norwegian neuroscientist and one of 2014’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureates, born 27th April 1962. Edvard Moser is the director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation at the University […]

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