On 30th April 2016, Nobel Prize for Chemistry winner, Sir Harry Kroto, passed away. Well known for his work with nanocarbon materials, he contributed to both science and society. Here, I take a look at some personal highlights about Kroto's life and work.
The Katerva Awards are the "Nobel Prize of sustainability." Here are three of this year's winners.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Adrift in their own land, Afghanistan’s displaced see their population swell. More than 1.2 million Afghans are now displaced – a twofold increase in three years. The report, made public late Monday, said that more than 118,000 have fled in the first four months of 2016 alone. … “Those forced to […]
Acting, painting, or playing a musical instrument will do just the trick.
Having pledged to end the wars of his predecessor, President Obama came into office almost eight years ago as an anti-war candidate but instead has now been at war longer than any other American president. Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel...Show More Summary
The "Nobel Prize of high school competitions" just got the most money it's ever received in its 95 years of existence from biopharmaceutical giant Regeneron. On Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History, Regeneron made the largest...Show More Summary
From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Checking In with President Nobel Peace Prize… Shot: Obama called on countries like the U.S. that have nuclear weapons to “have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.” “?We have known the agony of war,” Obama wrote in the guest book at the memorial site. Show More Summary
When President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, one of the primary reasons cited was his commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. On Friday, Obama once again spoke to that cause during a visit to the first site at...Show More Summary
"The third world war is at our gate, and it will be about water, if we don't do something about this crisis" of dwindling global water supplies, says Rajendra Singh, last year's recipient of "the Nobel Prize for water" for his water restoration efforts in rural India, per the BBC...
Some were denied Nobel Prizes
Submitted by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Venezuela is in a state of complete crisis. The country has been forced to face the horrors of hyperinflation, food shortages, and devastating depression. In spite of having the world’s largest oil reserves, the country has had to resort to rationing electricity. Show More Summary
Japanese school children contemplate ground zero in Nagasaki. A sitting US president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to nuclear disarmament is preparing to visit Hiroshima. Mr. Obama is expected to visit privately with...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized. Image, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it has set an Aug. 16 release date for “A […]
The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Kenneth Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26. It is only the 19th Nobel Prize to go under the hammer. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.Show More Summary
Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama lifted the arms embargo on communist Vietnam on Monday. CNN reported: President Barack Obama... The post Figures. Obama Lifts Arms Ban on Communist Vietnam – But Pushes Gun Control at Home appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Rohingya Muslims, in camps, wait for what democracy led by a Nobel peace prize winner will bring them. So far: Nothing.
The writer Svetlana Alexievich, the author of oral histories who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, has given voice to thousands of ordinary Russians.
In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. But graphene research did not stop there. New interesting properties of this material are still being found. Show More Summary
"The person who created this stuff should receive a Nobel Prize, an exemption from China's One Child policy, front row seats at the Olympics, an entire stable of miniature giraffes, and free Ivy League education for their children." [ more › ]
I have a new column: Economic Models Must Account for Who Has the Power'': Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz recently highlighted two schools of thought on how income is distributed to different groups of people in the economy. Which...