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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Still Ignoring Humanitarian Atrocity in Country She Leads

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi seems to be unwilling to discuss her country’s military assault against the Rohingya.

Myanmar Leader Slammed for Glossing Over the Country’s Crisis

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]

Is Myanmar's leader out of touch or ignoring Rohingya crisis?

Burma's leader is defending her government against charges of ethnic cleansing. For the first time, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi addressed her country over accusations the military burned down hundreds of Rohingya Muslim villages. Jonah Fisher of our partners at BBC reports from the country's capital.

Intravaginal Tunes and Didgeridoos: Your 2017 Ig Nobel Winners

Not all science needs to be so serious. Since 1991, the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony has proven that the best scientific research can sometimes be a mix of impactful and irreverent. Let’s check out this year’s winners, broken down by scientific...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Abortion Company May be in the Running for a Nobel Prize

Planned Parenthood, the world-wide foundation for promoting reproductive health care and sex education, has won the 2017 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award. According to the Lasker Foundation, Without Planned Parenthood, many individuals would not have access to high-quality and affordable health care. Show More Summary

Liquid cats and arousing crocs bag Ig Nobel prizes

The Ig Nobels honor the most hilarious of serious scientific work. This year prizes went to cats that flow, clueless twins, and emotionally manipulative crocodiles

Your Age in TeloYears, Interview with Telomere Diagnostics CEO Jason Shelton

In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists for the discover of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. Today, telomeres, stretches of DNA at the ends of chromosomes, are used as part of a new, commercially available genetic test that helps individuals better understand how well […]

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials with strange and exotic properties

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics celebrated the rich behaviour of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, like atoms, molecules, or electrons that are confined to move on a flat surface.

Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

One of the world's most prestigious prizes honouring peacemakers will be announced on October 6.

Latest on the Rohingya crisis

Conditions for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing into Bangladesh are getting worse by the day: and there’s continued criticism of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi from her fellow Nobel Prize winners. Her officials say the violence is all down to “extremist Bengalis” in Rakhine state.

The Wall Street Journal Gets the RAISE Act Wrong

According to Akhila Satish, writing in the Wall Street Journal, the RAISE Act would have prevented a majority of foreign-born winners of the Nobel Prize from “staying” in the U.S. Either Satish is being deliberately misleading or she is confused. She writes that RAISE creates a point system to allocate employment-based green cards. Show More Summary

Liquid Cats, Vagina Speakers And More From The Ig Nobel Prizes Of 2017

Scientists spend their days hypothesising, experimenting and analysing in order to find evidence to better understand our strange Universe. Sometimes, that requires playing the didgeridoo and then falling asleep. More »      

The Evolution of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was described as the Nelson Mandela of Burma. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and was honored around the world. Now,... Continue reading ?

2017 Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Research on How Crocodiles Affect Gambling and Other Odd Studies

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's hard to pick a favorite from these off-the-wall studies exploring topics like whether cats can be both solid and liquid, the physics of walking backwards with coffee, and the brain activity of people who are grossed out by chee...

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Ignoble Laureate

Gavin Jacobson on the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has remained silent about the military campaign against the Rohingya, a stateless ethnic minority in Myanmar.

Urban Organics Dramatically Increases Output with New Location

PRESS RELEASE: The Midwest has long been a major source of innovation when it comes to feeding the world, so it's no wonder that the same state where Nobel Peace Prize winning agronomist Norman Borlaug was educated is now delivering on the promise...

What the Hell Is Happening in Myanmar?

Buddhist militants are conducting a genocidal campaign against an ethnic minority, all under the watch of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Ig Nobel: See This Year's Goofiest Science Prizes

Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea, and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement. The 27th annual awards were announced Thursday at...

2017 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Our friends at The Annals of Improbable Research have bestowed the annual Ig Nobel Prizes upon deserving scientists who caught our imagination with their fascinating but weird research. The 2017 Ig Nobel Award ceremony has just concluded at Harvard University's Sanders Theater. Show More Summary

McConnell defends Myanmar’s Suu Kyi but 'deeply troubled' by attacks on Muslim minority group

last weekNews : The Lookout

Mitch McConnell warned against “unfounded criticism” aimed at Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for not doing enough to halt violence targeting her country’s Rohinyga Muslim minority.

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