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Dalai Lama Urges Myanmar Pro-Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi To Speak Out For Rohingya Muslims

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW DELHI (AP) - The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to speak out to protect her country's persecuted Rohingya Muslims amid a human trafficking crisis, a newspaper...Show More Summary

How the Brain Chooses Where to Go

Neuroscientists are making progress mapping out the cortical pathways that allow us to know where we are and navigate to a desired location. A recent study adds another bit of information to this growing picture. The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for 2014 was given to several scientists, Dr. John M. O’Keefe, Dr. May-Britt [...]

John Nash's work makes as good a case as any for the value of curiosity-driven research

What's the mark of a true genius? A Nobel Prize based on work that someone did in their PhD thesis at age 22? The fact that their theories are used in a stunning variety of disciplines, from economics to biology to government welfare?...Show More Summary

MLK Jr.'s children take legal battle over bible to mediation

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation.

Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal heads for mediation

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A judge in Georgia agreed on Wednesday to appoint a mediator to help settle a dispute between the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. Show More Summary

Why Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on the Rohingya Is Inexcusable

"In awarding the Nobel Peace Prize... to Aung San Suu Kyi," the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in 1991, it wished "to honour this woman for her unflagging efforts and to show its support for the many people throughout the worldShow More Summary

Physicist Leon Lederman is auctioning off his 1988 Nobel Prize

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman, the man who coined the phrase "the God particle," has decided to auction off the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics -- in part because there's just no place for it in his Idaho cabin.Read full article >>

"Seven Nobel Laureates" Behind Climate Contrarian Bjorn Lomborg's Think Tank Are Not All They Seem, Or Even All Alive

As a way to sell your think tank’s ideas, get people to fund it or even just collaborate with it, there could be few more enticing prospects than being able to rub shoulders with seven Nobel prize winning economists. In Australia, Danish...Show More Summary

The Role of Sulfur Dioxide Aerosols in Climate Change

Guest essay by Buel Henry In 2007, the Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Albert Gore and the IPCC for their work in promoting the theory that global warming was caused by green-house gasses, and that, based upon computer simulations, increasing amounts of these gasses in the atmosphere would cause runaway warming, with disastrous…

Nobel Prize Winner and Mathematician John F. Nash, Jr. Dies in Car Crash

Nobel Prize winner and mathematician, John F. Nash, Jr. died in a car crash last Saturday. He was 86. His wife, Alice Nash, also died in the same car crash.

Libretto: "The Jargon Opera"

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. A jargon-free mini-opera in 4 actsWords by Marc AbrahamsThis opera had its premiere Thursday evening, October 3, at the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders...Show More Summary

John Nash As Cryptanalyst

Rakesh Vohra of the Game Theory Society reports that not only was John Nash returning from the airport after returning from Norway to receive the Abel Prize in mathematics, its equivalent of the Nobel (the Fields medal is the equivalent...Show More Summary

A towering intellect, a complicated life

John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics. His life inspired a film. His death drew condolences from around the world. ||| Washington - John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate whose towering intellect...Show More Summary

Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The...Show More Summary

Nash's Nobel prize

Our coverage on the award of the Nobel prize for economics to John Nash in 1994

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The narrative of Mr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.

John Nash, RIP

(Steven Hayward) Sad news this morning of the car accident death, at age 86, of Nobel Prize winning economist and mathematician John Nash, made more publicly famous (if not entirely accurately) in A Beautiful Mind. A psychiatrist friend...Show More Summary

John Nash, RIP

John Nash and his wife died yesterday in a car accident. CNN: Nash, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, was known for his work in game theory, and his personal struggle with paranoid schizophrenia. His life story inspired the 2001 Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly as […]

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash dies in crash

Nobel Prize winner, who inspired Oscar winning movie, dies with his wife in a car accident in US state of New Jersey.

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind. He was killed, along with his wife, in a car crash Saturday.

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