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Nobel Meeting cancelled after Dalai Lama blocked from attending

There will be no Nobel Peace Prize winners in South Africa this month. The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which was supposed to happen in Cape Town, has been cancelled after the South African government refused a visa to the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama has long had trouble traveling, as the Chinese government […]

Eighteen Nobel Laureates Call for Immediate Release of Iranian Physicist

(September 29, 2014) The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release the Iranian physicist and prisoner of conscience, Omid Kokabee, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

Nobel Laureates To Boycott South African Summit After The Dalai Lama Is Denied Visa

The upcoming World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates finds itself in the midst of raging controversy after a few of the attendees to the conference have decided against participating in the same. Six Nobel laureates that include American...Show More Summary

Awkward: Pres. Obama Has Bombed Seven Countries Since Accepting Nobel Peace Prize

An editorial published yesterday on CNN pointed out the irony of how Barack Obama, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has bombed seven countries...

Nobel Laureate Mario Molina: Denying Climate Change 'Outrageous', 'Hugely Irrational'

Out of the thousands of signs carried by the 400,000 participants in the People´s Climate March in New York City last Sunday, there were two that really stayed with me. One read: "Mother Earth is not a merchandise," and the other: "End...Show More Summary

Number 7

Glenn Greenwald notes that the bombing targets in Syria marks something of a new record: Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq. The utter lack of interest in what possible legal authority Obama has to bomb Syria is telling […]

George Akerlof (aka Mr. Janet Yellen) Heads to Georgetown

George Akerlof has a new job. The Nobel laureate, also known as Mr. Janet Yellen, is heading to Georgetown University in November.

Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Research on Pork and Poop

More than 1,000 people gathered at Harvard's Sanders Theatre yesterday to celebrate the 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, which includes such traditions as throwing paper airplanes and seeing who wins a date with a Nobel laureate. But the real treat is the science itself—which, in addition to...

Why Al Gore Is Hopeful on Global Warming

Al Gore is hopeful In fact, the Nobel Laureate, who has spent years solemnly sounding the alarm on global warming, now sounds positively chipper. In an interview with Mashable this week, he argued with the conviction of a barnstorming...Show More Summary

The Struggle Towards Peace

"In reality there is nothing glamorous, naive or idealistic about peace. Peace is not a dream. It is hard work. It is a path that we must all choose and then persevere in." - Oscar Arias Sánchez, Nobel Laureate in Peace The art of getting your point across and being open for the view of others at the same time -- this is constructive dialogue. Show More Summary

A poetic tribute from Case to Shiller, on the real-estate bubble, of course

At a conference Friday at Yale University in honor of newly minted Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, economist Karl Case of Wellesley College paid tribute to his long-time research partner with an original poem on the lessons of the real-estate bubble and its aftermath.

Should Scotland Reclaim Its Independence?

David Boaz At USA Today, I write about Scottish independence, which the Scottish people will vote on this coming Thursday. I note that the late Nobel laureate Gary Becker wrote in 2005, like Simon Lester today, that the disadvantages...Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Take a Breathtaking Ride to the Top of Mt. Wilson's Solar Tower

The 1904 Mt. Wilson Observatory has a critical place in astronomy history: "It is where Nobel laureate Albert Michelson determined the speed of light, Edwin Hubble proved that the universe was expanding, and where, 100 years ago last month,...

Why a Market Correction Now Would be the Best Scenario

Current market projections are diverse. Nobel Laureate in economics Jeremy Siegel says he is still not concerned with valuations and has upped his previous projection of 18,000 for the Dow by year-end to "possibly 19,000".

A Few Last Words

It’s been a year since Nobel laureate and Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away. His publishers are releasing a final collection of his poetry in November. In The Irish Independent, a brief retrospective on Heaney’s legacy, which includes his wife’s unique way of expressing her gratitude to his friends. You could also read Trent Morris’s […]

Top stories in health and medicine, September 2, 2014

From MedPage Today: Reflections on Effect of Stand Up To Cancer. The week before Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) fourth-biennial live 1-hour commercial-free prime time roadblock telecast on Sept. 5, Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, shared his views about the efficacy of this mass media approach to educating the public about cancer and cancer research. […]

Nobel Laureates, Halo Effects And Idiosyncratic Markets

By Frances Coppola: Chatting to a young Indonesian economist over breakfast this morning, I discovered that his impression of Nobel laureates had been radically changed by the Lindau meeting. "I used to think that being a Nobel Laureate meant being a world expert in economics," he said. Show More Summary

Joe Stiglitz: We Need Fair Taxes For All

Here's a nice Labor Day topic: economic inequality! Listen to Joe Stiglitz: BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ: Our democracy is now probably better described as one dollar, one vote than one person, one vote. Show More Summary

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

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