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Patrick White at 104

It would have been Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White's 104th birthday yesterday -- as good an excuse as any to read some of his books (even if many are still/again woefully hard to fnd in print...). I missed this a couple of weeks...Show More Summary

NASA: James Webb Science Gear Installed --"Will Detect Solar Systems Capable of Supporting Life"

Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), "represents the hopes and ambitions of the 10,000 astronomers who have already used the Hubble," said John Mather, Nobel laureate, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the senior project scientist...

8 Former Students Thank The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world,” said the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. In recognition of the life-changing impact a teacher can have on her or his students, we partnered with the California...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Secondhand Time,’ Voices From a Lost Russia

This oral history by Svetlana Alexievich, the Nobel laureate, examines how life after the Soviet Union’s collapse led to the rise of a feral capitalism.

Nobel laureate spots Turkish banknote error

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Turkish five lira note, issued in 2009, has a DNA helix. But Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar noticed that the note "shows a left-handed Z-DNA helix winding from left to right, when it should be the other way round." What Sancar doesn't know is that the monetary systems of the world are controlled by the lizard people, whose DNA is exactly like that depicted on the banknote.

Colombia: Cartagena lays to rest Garcia Marquez's ashes

last weekArts : Artdaily

The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest Sunday in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author. "There is joy mingled with sadness," his 85-year-old sister Rosa Aida Garcia Marquez, one of the author's ten siblings, told AFP. Show More Summary

'Father Of Modern Finance' Warns "Central Banking Is Like Pornography - Not The Real Thing"

Submitted by Christoph Gisiger via Finanz und Wirtschaft, Eugene Fama, professor of finance and Nobel laureate thinks that negative interest rates won’t help to bring back growth and warns that big banks are still posing a high risk to the financial system. Europe to Japan central bankers are taking more and more extreme measures to stimulate growth. Show More Summary

The Nobel Laureate Of Suffering, Now Translated From Russian Into English

“‘In the West, people demonize Putin,’ Ms. Alexievich, who turns 68 later this month, said in a recent interview here, speaking Russian through a translator after a conference on her work at the University of Gothenburg. ‘They do not understand that there is a collective Putin, consisting of some millions of people who do not […]

Suu Kyi Asks For 'Space' As Kerry Presses Her On Rohingya Treatment

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human...Show More Summary

PalFest

The Palestine Festival of Literature started yesterday, and runs through the 26th. Nobel laureate J.M.Coetzee is probably the most prominent participant, but that's quite a group they've gathered, and I look forward to the festival reports.

Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Laureate of Russian Misery, Has an English-Language Milestone

The writer Svetlana Alexievich, the author of oral histories who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, has given voice to thousands of ordinary Russians.

The life-changing love of one of the 20th century’s greatest physicists

last weekNews : The Raw Story

One of the great short stories of the 20th century is Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Spinoza of Market Street. It tells of an aged scholar who has devoted his life to the study of Spinoza’s great work, Ethics. Protagonist Dr Fischelson has lost his library job and, like his hero, been...

The death rate from poisoning among middle-aged white Americans has spiked in the last few decades

White middle-aged Americans have been dying at a sharply increased rate in the 21st century. A paper by Princeton University's Anne Case and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton found that white, non-Hispanic Americans aged 45-54 have seen an...Show More Summary

JM Coetzee and Colum McCann headline 9th Annual Palestine Festival of Literature

From May 21st to 26th, the annual Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) will be held in cities across historic Palestine as international literary stars - including Nobel laureate JM Coetzee, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami and National Book Award winners Colum McCann and Barry Lopez - perform free, public events in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nablus.

ESSAY: What you don't know about Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When Gabriel García Márquez died in April 2014, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, declared three days of national grieving, citing the Nobel laureate as the “most loved and most admired compatriot of all times.” But the feelings in his hometown were a bit different.     “He isn’t...

ESSAY: What you don't know about Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When Gabriel García Márquez died in April 2014, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, declared three days of national grieving, citing the Nobel laureate as the “most loved and most admired compatriot of all times.” But the feelings in his hometown were a bit different.     “He isn’t...

Myanmar military says it gets along with Suu Kyi's new government

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military said on Friday the army was carrying out its duty under the leadership of the newly elected civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, aiming to assuage worry over tension between them.

Fiction: ‘The Fox Was Ever the Hunter,’ by Herta Müller

In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.

North Korea detains, interrogates, expels BBC journalist

North Korea has expelled a BBC journalist after deeming his reporting disrespectful to the government of Kim Jong Un. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, who traveled to Pyongyang to cover the visit of three Nobel laureates to the country last week, was detained Friday at the Pyongyang airport, colleagues...

Nobel Laureates Call for Relief of Sanctions Against North Korea

International sanctions imposed against north Korea are detrimental to its health and science and should be eased, a group of three Nobel Prize winners said Saturday.

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