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The Myth of a Denuclearized Nato, by Manlio Dinucci

Ican, the latest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is wrong to think that the Italian MPs of the government majority had been committed to convince their Nato partners to give up nuclear weapons. The fact of the matter is that theShow More Summary

Gresham's Law

Authored by Ted Rivelle via TCW.com, This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Richard Thaler, a pioneer of behavioral economics. But there is a tale told by a lesser known Nobel laureate, Kenneth Arrow. As a World War II weather officer, he was tasked with analyzing the reliability of the army’s long-range weather forecasts. Show More Summary

Louise Erdrich, Who Just Published Her 16th Novel, Is The 'Great American Novelist'

Ann Patchett thinks she'll win the Nobel Prize someday. She's published 30 books - nonfiction, children's novels, and more. Sherman Alexie says she writes entertaining hyperrealistic literary fiction. And she owns a bookstore. "In a strange way, Louise Erdrich is perhaps our least famous great American writer; she is not reclusive, but she is reticent, […]

Aung San Suu Kyi honours revoked amid Rohingya backlash

Students at LSE and Oxford strip Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner of honours over her alleged inaction over atrocities.

Economics Gets Out More Often: Using Extramural Citations to Assess Economic Scholarship

From VoxEU: Economics gets out more often: Using extramural citations to assess economic scholarship, by Josh Angrist, Pierre Azoulay, Glenn Ellison, Ryan Hill, and Susan Lu: The 2017 Nobel in Memorial Prize Economic Sciences, awarded to University of Chicago’s Richard...

Inner clock: Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary clock

(Bielefeld University) In December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock. The honored academics examined fruit flies to determine the biorhythm. Biochemist Professor Dr. Show More Summary

Nancy MacLean’s Deceitful Democracy in Chains Fails to Win National Book Award

It is with great relief that I announce that Duke University professor Nancy MacLean did not win the National Book Award for Nonfiction, for which her book Democracy in Chains was a finalist. MacLean casts the Nobel Prize–winning economist...Show More Summary

Trump, breaking with precedent, will not meet with American Nobel recipients

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON – President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes....

The gold medal Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to George de Hevesy to be auctioned at Morton & Eden

last weekArts : Artdaily

The magnificent gold Nobel prize medal for chemistry, together with three further significant medals awarded to the renowned Hungarian scientist George Charles de Hevesy are to be auctioned by specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden in London on Thursday November 23, 2017. Show More Summary

Is a Cat a Liquid?

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

French physicist Marc-Antoine Fardin was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize a couple of months ago for his groundbreaking research in rheology, which is the study of how matter flows and deforms. One of the problems in rheology is the definition of terms. Show More Summary

Richard Thaler: How to change minds and influence people

The best thing about Thaler, what really makes him special, is that he is lazy.” So said Daniel Kahneman, winner in 2002 of the Nobel memorial prize in economics. Prof Kahneman was talking about Richard Thaler, who has emulated that achievement 15 years later. Prof Thaler’s thesis adviser, the economist Sherwin Rosen, put it differently: […]

6 Ways to Increase Productivity By Helping Employees Get Enough Sleep

When the Nobel Prize in medicine is awarded to sleep researchers, you know it’s time to pay attention. This year, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicinewas awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. Their research found that wellbeing is...

Pope seeks to defuse Korean tensions, boost nuke disarmament

Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and boost support for disarmament efforts with a Vatican conference that brings together 11 Nobel Peace prize … Click to Continue »

Literary prize: David Cohen Prize

They've announced that Tom Stoppard has won this year's David Cohen Prize, a biennial £40,000 author award that has previously gone to, among others, Nobel laureates V.S.Naipaul (1993), Harold Pinter (1995), and Doris Lessing (2001)...

This Glorious App Will Change Your McDonald’s Ice Cream Experience Forever

Is it too soon to start discussing a Nobel Prize for this genius developer? The post This Glorious App Will Change Your McDonald’s Ice Cream Experience Forever appeared first on RedState.

Nobel-Winning Physicist Worried About 100 Chocolate Coin Wager Over New Particles

Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek was optimistic back in 2012. After all, he'd just won a wager after scientists had just announced their Higgs boson discovery at the Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiment in Switzerland. He made another bet - but he's doesn't feel as confident today. More »      

How much does a kilogram weigh?

The kilogram doesn't weigh a kilogram any more. This sad news was announced during a seminar at CERN on Thursday, 26 October by Professor Klaus von Klitzing, who was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the quantised Hall effect. "We are about to witness a revolutionary change in the way the kilogram is defined," he declared.

15 Mathematical Curiosities to Celebrate Marie Curie's 150th Birthday

Some numerical oddities fall out of this anniversary of the only person to win Nobel prizes in two separate scientific fields -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate's wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner … Click to Continue »

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