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Harry Kroto (1939-2016): A salesman of science in the best sense of the term

Harry Kroto who sadly passed away yesterday at 76 co-discovered fullerenes and was a passionate communicator of science. After he got the Nobel Prize, he devoted all his time to spreading the excitement of science in developing countries. Show More Summary

Chernobyl’s Literary Legacy

When Belarusian investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize earlier this year, her horrifying and poetic book Voices From Chernobyl exposed a great many readers to the Chernobyl disaster. Now, this piece from The...Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Iraq Parliament Collapses, Lawmakers Flee Baghdad. “Baghdad teetered on …

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Iraq Parliament Collapses, Lawmakers Flee Baghdad. “Baghdad teetered on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters have occupied parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert.” The White House, as usual, was caught […]

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Coalition In-Fighting Threatens the War Against ISIS in Iraq Hostilitie…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Coalition In-Fighting Threatens the War Against ISIS in Iraq Hostilities broke out over the weekend between two groups considered critical components of the ground war. Troops from the predominantly Shiite Muslim militias – known as the popular mobilization units or PMUs – reportedly attacked the home of an officer with the […]

This pizza place thought so far outside the box that they made the box out of pizza.

3 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Vinnie's Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY., the proud home of the "T.HANKS" garbage can, has invented a pizza box made out of pizza, with a pizza inside it. Is there a Nobel Pizza Prize? No? Well, there should be, and it should go to Vinnie's. Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Assad siege of Aleppo could be ‘imminent,’ experts warn. A government e…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Assad siege of Aleppo could be ‘imminent,’ experts warn. A government encirclement of the Syrian rebel stronghold of Aleppo could be “imminent,” according to military and humanitarian observers, some of whom point to United Nations-sponsored peace talks as having given the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad maneuvering room. If Syria’s […]

Walter Kohn dies at 93; UC Santa Barbara physicist shared Nobel Prize in chemistry

Walter Kohn, a UC Santa Barbara physicist who shared a Nobel Prize for a widely used theory in materials science — and who warned that "science is both a wonderful and terrible force in our world" — died April 19. He was 93. Kohn's health had declined in recent months after he broke his hip in...

Told You So: Lab-Created 'Sound Black Hole' Could Prove Hawking's Theory

Professor Stephen Hawking could finally win a Nobel prize, as an Israeli scientist proves the professor's theory may be correct by creating a black hole in his laboratory.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Pentagon tap dances around ‘boots on the ground.’ Sometimes it’s reall…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Pentagon tap dances around ‘boots on the ground.’ Sometimes it’s really hard to tell what the Pentagon spokesman is saying, especially when he’s discussing the shadowy role U.S. special operations forces are playing in Syria. The ostensible reason for the obfuscation is understandable: security and force protection. The less anyone knows […]

Syrian Nobel Prize Candidate: 'West Does Not Care About Arab Heritage'

The Syrian poet Ali Ahmad Said Esber, who goes by the pen name Adonis, has long been a perennial candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature. In a recent interview with Norway's Aftenposten, he unleashed strong criticism towards the West and its intellectual elite.

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YouTuber, Future Nobel Prize winner and whisperer HopeEternity17 shares her scientific breakthrough with the world. We’re not going to spoil it, but yes, she’s holding a hair straightener. Like a true scientist, she performed the experiment repeatedly.

Selman Waksman: Rutgers Alumnus, Researcher and Nobel Prize Winner Developed System to Discover Antibiotics

Selman Waksman's work eventually led to the discovery of at least 20 antibiotics including streptomycin, the first effective treatment for TB

GIVE $300K TO CLINTON FOUNDATION, GET $13M BACK IN STATE DEPARTMENT GRANTS! Not a bad deal, at least…

GIVE $300K TO CLINTON FOUNDATION, GET $13M BACK IN STATE DEPARTMENT GRANTS! Not a bad deal, at least for former Nobel Prize winner and long-time Clinton friend Muhammed Yunus. Government panels in Bangladesh and Norway accused him of extensive banking and charitable corruption but that didn’t disqualify Yunus from receiving millions in U.S. tax dollars […]

The 2016 Finalists For The International Man Booker Prize

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Nobel prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, pseudonymous Italian author Elena Ferrante, Chinese dissident Yan Lianke, Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa, Austrian Robert Seethaler and South Korean Han Kang have all been shortlisted for the award, which celebrates the finest global fiction translated into English.”

Mario Vargas Llosa Is Now Officially A Living Legend (The Library Of Congress Has Decreed It)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Peruvian writer was a leading candidate for his country’s presidency in 1990, is the last survivor of a literary movement that re-energized the novel in our time and is probably the only winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature to compare the joys of writing, in his 2010 Nobel lecture, to ‘making love to […]

Emma Watson had an awesome reaction when Malala Yousafzai called herself a feminist

Actress Emma Watson, the UN global goodwill ambassador for women, helped teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai embrace the word feminism. When she heard how she inspired Yousafzai to consider herself a feminist, she got really...Show More Summary

Winning A Nobel Prize Two Kilometers Under The Earth: A Live-Blog Event

It took over 40 years to find what happened to the Sun's missing neutrinos. What we found wound up changing our understanding of physics forever.

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