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Nobel Prize medal of the man who cured anaemia to be sold at Bonhams

4 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Nobel Prize medal awarded to George Minot in 1934 for his pioneering work on the treatment of pernicious anaemia is to be sold at Bonhams History of Science and Technology Sale in New York on September 21. It is estimated at $200,000-300,000. Show More Summary

Oddly, ‘Nobel prize winner’ Michael Mann was not invited to sign The Mainau Declaration for climate protection

This seems sort of odd, not only was Michael Mann excluded (probably for good reason) but the names of the signers seems to be a secret. Nobel Laureates appeal for climate protection The Mainau Declaration 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings To mark the final day of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, on Friday, 3…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: A 21st Century Submarines arms race could see numbers exceeding the 1000 …

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: A 21st Century Submarines arms race could see numbers exceeding the 1000 German U-boats of WW2.

Dutch composer collects 100,000 Euros

19 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

It’s a happy day for Michel Van der Aa, who is clutching the 2015 Johannes Vermeer Prize, a kind of Dutch Nobel. Michel, best known for his ENO opera Sunken Garden, has to put the money towards a new work. He is the first musician ever to receive the Vermeer. Go, Michel! photo (c) Marco […]

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Links for you. Science: The equality of pain The Nobel Prize Is Bad And We Should Feel Bad Long-Exposure Photographs of a New Zealand Cave Illuminated by Glowing Wormsby 5,200 Days in Space A scientist just raised 4 serious questions … Continue reading ?

"Nobel Prize Winner Tirole Says Carbon Price Needed for Climate"

I never get tired of this stuff! Putting a price on carbon is the only effective way to curb emissions to combat climate change, according to a Nobel prize-winning economist. “People continue to buy polluting cars and live polluting lives and this will continue until their pockets are hit,” said...

Is ‘Sesame Street’ really as good as preschool? Let’s ask a Nobel Prize winner.

Can kids really learn as much from “Sesame Street” as from preschool? Recently, a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research titled “Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons From Sesame Street,” prompted media stories, including one in The Washington Post, saying that “Sesame Street” can be as effective as preschool in lifting […]

What Greece needs

Yes, Greece should never have joined the euro.  But what about today?  What is their best option?  A letter written by 13 distinguished (Greek?) economists (including one Nobel Prize winner) is highly critical of the Syriza approach, and instead calls for neoliberal policy reforms.  Here’s an excerpt: A Grexit and move to a new drachma […]

Neustadt Prize Nomination: Don Paterson

  This year I’ve had the honor of joining the jury for the Neustadt International Prize in Literature, called by some the “American Nobel.” As a juror, I was given the opportunity to nominate one creative writer (poet, novelist, or dramatist)… Continue reading ?

When Genius Fails Again

“They had the Ph.D.s,” Jim Rickards was saying, “They had the prizes. They had the Nobel Prizes. They had the faculty positions. They had the thousands of students. They had the prominence, preeminence. And they were all twice as smart as I was.” Jim was referring to his colleagues, during and after, the collapse of […]

Hitler Was Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Before Obama Got It

That's right, Adolph Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939. Obviously he didn't get it.

U.S. Manufacturing Costs Are Almost As Low As China's, And That's A Very Big Deal

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

“Made in the U.S.A” is becoming more affordable. The reason? Fracking. You don’t need to a Nobel Prize in economics to know that the fracking revolution has been good for the U.S. What’s not so well known is just how competitive cheap oil and gas has made American manufacturing. Show More Summary

The Nobel Prize Is Bad And We Should Feel Bad

The Nobel Prizes are not the final say in good science, and Nobel laureates are not necessarily the best scientists — much less the wisest human beings. It's easy to forget that. No other prize in science has nearly as high a profile. Nobel laureates are in demand as book authors, [...]

Two Nobel Prizes Were Dissolved (and Recast) To Keep Them From The Nazis

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the Nazis invaded Denmark in 1940, Niels Bohr was in possession of two of the Nobel Prize’s gold medals for Physics that had previously been sent to him for safe-keeping. Here’s what he did to hide them — and how the Nobel prizes were brought back again. Read more...

He Named Me Malala (Trailer)

A documentary about Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. In 2012, then 15-year old Malala was shot at point blank by a Taliban soldier for advocating women and children’s rights. But she survived, and is still fighting.

‘He Named Me Malala': Pure Girl Power in Film Form [Video]

Malala Yousafzai is many things. She’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a rebel, but first and foremost, she’s a teenage girl. In early October, American audiences will get to see all of Malala’s facets when the the documentary, “He Named Me Malala,” is released. Show More Summary

How The Talmud Became A Bestseller In South Korea

“Each Korean family has at least one copy of the Talmud. Korean mothers want to know how so many Jewish people became geniuses. Twenty-three per cent of Nobel Prize winners are Jewish people. Korean women want to know the secret. They found the secret in this book.”

Neurobiology: X-raying ion channels shows they widen and narrow to adapt to what's passing

The Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon suggested that ion channels (the pores on the cell membrane that regulate the exchange of ions between the inside and outside of cells) were like rigid tubes through which molecules of varying size move. Show More Summary

A powerful new documentary takes us deep inside the life of brave Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

BI: MAINPAGE Malala Yousafzai's story is one of the more amazing of our time. This 17-year-old Pakistani girl won the Nobel Peace Prize for her relentless efforts to advocate for equal education rights. An effort that led to the Taliban to hunt her down and nearly take her life. Show More Summary

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