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Malala just asked the acting president of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency for education

Malala Yousafzai has called for a state of emergency for education to be declared in Nigeria. On Monday, Malala – the 20-year-old Nobel Prize winner – met with the acting president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to discuss the importance of investing in children’s education in the region. Show More Summary

Defining(?) Disobedience

Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, is fond of saying that you don’t win a Nobel Prize by following the rules. Until Joi, Reid Hoffman and I started working to craft the Media Lab’s $250,000 Disobedience Award, I … Continue reading ?

Battery breakthrough using 2016 Nobel Prize molecule

Silicon anodes are receiving a great deal of attention from the battery community. They can deliver around three to five times higher capacity compared with those using current graphite anodes in lithium ion batteries. A higher capacity...Show More Summary

The Year That Ernest Hemingway Got His Act Together

The future Nobel Prize winner turned 18 in 1917, became a newspaper reporter, and went off to war, where he almost got killed. Somewhere in all that, a novelist was born.

What Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains Gets Wrong in Her Zeal to Condemn James Buchanan: New at Reason

yesterdayNews : Reason

In Democracy in Chains, a new book about Nobel Prize winning economist James Buchanan's role in a sinister conspiracy to undermine democracy, Duke historian Nancy MacLean makes numerous controversial claims, often with little evidence to back them up. Show More Summary

Battery breakthrough using 2016 Nobel Prize molecule

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A KAIST research team reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.

New display features artifacts illustrating Biochemist Gertrude Elion's accomplishments, including her 1988 Nobel Prize

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) now have the opportunity to learn about biochemist Gertrude B. Elion and her groundbreaking medical research in the Museum?s Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame, located on the free-ofcharge first floor. Show More Summary

Scared of the Dead

“Scared of the living, scared of the dead, and even more scared of the dead who are immortal.” Chinese censors have cracked down on social media sites following the death and hushed burial-at-sea of writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo last week, reports The New York Times. The post Scared of the Dead appeared first on The Millions.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians

The astrophysicist talks about alien life, sci-fi and why he doesn’t believe Australians get stuck in traffic Albert Einstein has been called many things: a genius, a pioneer, a Nobel prize winner. Neil deGrasse Tyson just calls him a badass. Show More Summary

China increases censorship efforts after death of political dissident

Following the death of Liu Xiaobo last week, China is apparently cracking down on anything which mentions his name on social media. Liu Xiaobo, a long-time political prisoner in China, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for “his...Show More Summary

Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.

'A beautiful mind': First woman to win math equivalent to Nobel Prize dies at 40

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

In 2014, Mirzakhani was one of four winners of the Fields Medal, which is presented every four years and is considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize.        

Stanford University professor and mathematician dies of cancer

Stanford University professor and mathematician dies of cancer Maryam Mirzakhani, a renowned Stanford University mathematics professor and the only woman to ever win the award that’s described as the “Nobel Prize in Math,” died early Saturday after a long battle with breast cancer.

Maryam Mirzakhani, award-winning mathematician, dies at 40

(Reuters) - Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to receive the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, died on Saturday at age 40 after a battle with cancer, said officials at Stanford University, the California school where she taught.

First woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast … Click to Continue »

Martyrs of freedom

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a prominent dissident enraged one of the most powerful countries in world .

Family scatters Chinese Nobel laureate’s ashes into the sea

SHENYANG, ChinaFamily members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody.

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