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Martin Luther King Jr.

King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

The math prodigy is back with 'The Imperial March' from 'Star Wars' played on a pencil

Dani Ochoa is back with another amazing pencil song, and this time it's the "Imperial March" from Star Wars. Someone should tell Alfred Nobel to create a prize in mathematics so she can have it. Ochoa, who is working toward a degreeShow More Summary

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals

Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their bulk does not, have been an exciting topic of physics research in recent years and were the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. Show More Summary

Stopping Steroids Abruptly: What You Need To Know About Steroid Withdrawal

Edward Kendall from Mayo Clinic won the 1950 Nobel Prize for his research on the medical use of cortisone. This drug helped in simulating cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone released by the adrenal glands. That and many other steroids, such as prednisone and prednisolone, have since been proven useful in treating an array of conditions. Show More Summary

Google Doodle honors DNA researcher Har Gobind Khorana

Indian scientist Har Gobind Khorana won the Nobel Prize for his research on genes.        

Graham Greene Came Pretty Close To Winning The Nobel Prize In 1967

Of three serious finalists, newly opened records reveal. "Greene was supported by the committee’s chairman, Anders Osterling, who called him 'an accomplished observer whose experience encompasses a global diversity of external environments,...Show More Summary

Quaker group honored by Yad Vashem for helping Jews during Holocaust is now banned from Israel

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee, or AFSC, is barred from Israel by the government because it supports boycotts on behalf of Palestinians, many of them refugees. But last century the AFSC won a Nobel Prize for helping refugees of the Holocaust, including many Jews. The group is honored at the Israeli Holocaust memorial.

Google Doodle honors biochemist Har Gobind Khorana - CNET

The biochemist rose from poverty to win the Nobel Prize for helping to decipher the genetic code.

Google Doodle honors biochemist Har Gobind Khorana - CNET

The biochemist rose from poverty to win the Nobel Prize for helping to decipher the genetic code.

Why Oprah Winfrey deserves the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Why is Oprah Winfrey deserving of the Cecil B. DeMille award? Well, because she's Oprah. That should be reason enough for her to win any award. (If you told me Oprah was being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I'd say, "Of course. It's about time.") The Golden Globe Awards' Cecil B. Show More Summary

William Golding explains Brexit

For educational reading, the British political establishment might pick up something by William Golding, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1983. Lord of the Flies (UK) (US) is his most famous work, with its grim suggestion that the line between innocent children and murderers is thin. For an insight into Brexit Britain’s current […]

How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution

Season 7, Episode 18 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Academic studies are nice, and so are Nobel Prizes. But to truly prove the value of a new idea, you have to unleash it to the masses. That’s what a dream team of social scientists is doing — and we sat in as they drew up their […] The post How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution appeared first on Freakonomics.

Kazuo Ishiguro: A Primer

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Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s a guide to his work for anyone who has yet to read him. Column by Emmanuel Nataf Drum-roll, please: in October, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to…...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize in Literature, 1967

The Swedish Academy deliberations for the Nobel Prize in Literature are kept secret for fifty years, and then opened to the public -- so now the information about the 1967 award has just been made public. The 1967 prize went to Miguel...Show More Summary

Give President Trump the Nobel Prize, Steve Bannon says

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On the December night that Roy S. Moore lost the Alabama special election—handing Democrats their first Senate seat in that state in more than two decades—I sat down with Stephen Bannon in a Montgomery motel room for a wide-ranging conversation that ranged from Silicon Valley to North Korea....

Nato's illegal wars

The decisive will to peace is a great force. An interview with Dr Daniele Ganser / Comments on the Nobel Peace Prize. Interview with Fredrik Heffermehl / Food security initiatives for the third time – let's give it a chance! People's initiative “For food sovereignty. Show More Summary

Give President Trump the Nobel Prize in Economics, Steve Bannon Says

In a freewheeling interview with Newsweek, Steve Bannon shared his thoughts on battles both political and global.

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