On a recent episode of The Experimenters by Blank on Blank (previously), quantum physicist, safe-cracker, joint Nobel Prize winner and artist Richard Feynman opens up about his relationship with his father and how that relationship taught him how to look at the world in a 1966 interview with fellow scientist Charles Weiner that has since […]
In his first post as blogger for the Brookings Institute, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discuss the impact of low interest rates on America's savers. It's interesting and a bit surprising. And according to Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, it may reveal what people complained most about during Bernanke's time at the Fed. Show More Summary
A Nobel Peace Prize Summit of former laureates, scheduled to take place in Atlanta this November, will not share any official affiliation with the city if Mayor Kasim Reed has anything to say about it. He sent a detailed letter to the...Show More Summary
Alfred Nobel's last will and testament, which played a pivotal role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm. Until now, only a handful of people had laid eyes on the original 1895 document that has been stashed away in a safe at the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm. Show More Summary
Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011 for a body of work that made him known as a “master of metaphor,” died March 26. He was 83.His death was announced on the Nobel Prize’s Web site. The announcement did not report where or how he died. Show More Summary
Remember when President Obama won the Nobel Peace prize? Keep that in mind as you read this story about Saudi Arabia considering building nuclear weapons as a result of Obama’s
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Saudi Arabia says it won’t rule out building nuclear weapons.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011, has died. He was 83.
Earlier this week I wrote about President Obama seeking to validate his Nobel Prize as one possible motivation behind his moves with Iran. Of all the options I think that option has risen to the top. It seems clear now what is happening. ...Show More Summary
“He wrote in exceptionally pure, cold Swedish without frills. His descriptions of nature were as sparse and alive as a Japanese painting. … His sparse output was highly praised from the moment his first collection, 17 Poems, appeared in 1954 and he was acknowledged as Sweden’s greatest living poet long before he won the Nobel […]
We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every year since 1993, and finally won in 2011. The Swedish Academy said in its citation that Transtromer had received the […]
Nobel Literature Prize winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer died Thursday after a short illness, according to Swedish publisher Bonniers. Continue reading ? The post Nobel-winning poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. According to the Nobel Prize's Twitter account, Transtromer died Thursday.
In 2013, James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular machineries for vesicle trafficking, a major transport system in cells for maintaining cellular processes. Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Egypt-Saudi Invasion of Yemen Imminent. The Egyptians’ decision to return to Yemen, which is essentially their Vietnam, is extremely significant. It reflects both enormous fear on the part of the Sunni powers and the strength of the Saudi-led alliance. Events in Yemen continue to accelerate much faster than many experts predicted, […]
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: ” American warplanes began airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Tikrit late Wednesday, finally joining a stalled offensive to retake the Iraqi city as American officials sought to seize the initiative from Iran, which had taken a major role in directing the operation.”
Hundreds or even thousands of things that you think every day are wrong. The same is true for your prospects. This revelation is the basis of Daniel Kahneman’s research. And he won a Nobel Prize for it. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow he uncovers the systematic ways that you make mistakes in your […]
By Jeff Reynolds on March 24, 2015 - 11:13am The concept of microenterprise and microfinance has the power to empower people and transform their lives. The concept was pioneered in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank (Bank of the Poor), in Bangladesh. Show More Summary
That is the title of the article about the Islamic State that V.S. Naipaul has published in the Mail on Sunday, Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper. Born in Trinidad, British by adoption, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature,...Show More Summary
The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick formby Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick LaureateThe Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Show More Summary