This year has seen a ton of watershed moments, from Scotland's historic vote for independence to the moment humans landed a probe on a comet for the first time ever. In 2014, we also celebrated the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient,...Show More Summary
As much as we don't want the fashion choices of the world's incredibly important scientists to necessarily overshadow their scientific achievements, you've got to admit that wearing a ballgown decked out in sequined examples of the very neurons you helped to discover is ridiculously awesome. Show More Summary
A fairly sizable list of Nobel laureates suffer from Nobel disease -- a phenomenon in which respected scientists publicly espouse somewhat crazy ideas. Perhaps just being famous also causes this affliction...? Or maybe there should be more research on this topic, worthy of an Ig Nobel award. Show More Summary
In the opening sequence of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepts his Nobel Prize. In the next scene, four little girls are murdered at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In the scene that follows,...Show More Summary
The latest in Google’s renamed zeitgeist commercial series features Nobel Prize winners, world champions, diseases, ice buckets, viruses, viral videos and more. Find out more about this year’s most searched topics on Google.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 17, has spoken out on the Pakistan school attack, stating that she is ‘heartbroken.’ More than 125 lives were taken in the Taliban terrorist attack on the military school, most of those being children. Show More Summary
There’s no way I could possibly go through a long history-of-science blog series without mentioning the great Marie Sk?odowska Curie, one of the very few people in history to win not one but two Nobel Prizes for her scientific work– if nothing else, Polish pride would demand it. She made a monumental contribution to physics…
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai reacts to the horrific Taliban attack on school children in Pakistan: “I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters — but we will never be defeated.” “Some of us on the LGBT spectrum are Black. Our lives matter too.” Camille Cosby says her […]
Malala Yousafzai, recent 17-year-old recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that she is “heartbroken” by Tuesday’s events in Pakistan when the Taliban opened fire on a military school, claiming more than 120 lives and injuring 114 more. Show More Summary
Earlier this month in Oslo, Malala Yousafzai spoke with cautious hope about the future in her native Pakistan after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.On Tuesday, the 17-year-old said she was “heartbroken” by the latest tragedy: Taliban...Show More Summary
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang expressed his appreciation for Pope Francis’ decision not to meet with the Dalai Lama, who was in Rome for a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners. Qin said Monday that China had “noticed” the Holy See’s attitude. Show More Summary
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' right to education, expressed heartbreak at the news of the Taliban's attack on a school in Pakistan where at least 130 people, most of them children, were killed.
‘Something about the culture of UK schools is nudging young women away from economics’ It’s no secret that women have long faced an uphill battle both to achieve success and be recognised for that success. The Nobel Prizes tell the story as well as anything: 860 people have been awarded prizes (including the unofficial Nobel […]
The richest man in Russia, Alisher Usmanov — owner of the London soccer club Arsenal — was the person who this month paid $4.1 million at auction for James Watson’s Nobel Prize medal for the discovery of DNA. The Russian mogul said he plans to return the 23-karat-gold prize to Watson.Read full article >>
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will publish an English language edition of Patrick Modiano’s latest novel. Gallimard, Modiano’s publisher in France, released the book back in October 2014 and it has become a bestseller. HMH has scheduled a publication date for So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood in late 2015. Show More Summary
Pope Francis has been something of a renegade and unafraid of conflict, so it came as a disappointment to many that he refused to give the Dalai Lama an audience when the Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate was in Rome this week. Show More Summary
Nobel-prize winning writer Patrick Modiano's work has been hard to find in the U.S., but publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it will bring the author's latest novel here next year.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the North American rights to a new novel by recent Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. “So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood” (“Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier”) was a bestseller when it was published in France this fall. The English translation, which will be released […]
According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.
The US-led coalition of countries involved in airstrikes against Islamic State will never bomb the jihadist group out of existence, a Nobel peace prize winner warned Friday. Shirin Ebadi was one of Iran’s first female judges. She was demoted after the 1979 Islamic revolution and went on to...