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On Poetry: After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet?

Months later, the response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize remains mixed. Our poetry columnist weighs in.

Nobel Prize Committee: No One Can Top Our Giving the Nobel Prize to Obama For Doing NothingVariety Magazine: We'll Take That As a Challenge

Variety Magazine to award Chelsea Clinton a lifetime achievement award for a lifetime of doing nothing at all. Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual "Women in Power" luncheon, where it will pass out "lifetime achievement awards" to several...

What Contract Theory Teaches Us about Regulating Banks

Caterina Lepore, Caspar Siegert, and Quynh-Anh Vo at Bank Underground: What can Nobel-winning contract theory teach us about regulating banks?: The 2016 Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to Professors Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström for their contributions to...

15 Women Who Have Won Science Nobel Prizes Since Marie Curie

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Marie Curie famously snagged two Nobel Prizes, but many other women have also been awarded the Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology or Medicine Nobels, too. Here are their stories.

Derek Walcott, R.I.P.

Lost amid last weekend’s headlines about guitarist Chuck Berry and reporter Jimmy Breslin was the death, also, of poet Derek Walcott. The recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, Walcott was a native of the island of Saint Lucia, and his was a self-conscious poetry of the sea. Show More Summary

Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

Rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one direction. Researchers from the CNRS's...Show More Summary

Dr. Parker’s Latent Library and the Death of the Author

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year! A philosophical inquiryby Chris McManusUniversity College London2002 Ig Nobel Biology Prize winner (for...Show More Summary

Nordiska pris to Dag Solstad

The Swedish Academy blew it bigtime last year by awarding (or trying to... he still hasn't given that supposedly obligatory lecture...) the Nobel Prize in Literature to song-man Bob Dylan, and they have their work cut out for them in...Show More Summary

Open Letter: John Goodenough Deserves A Nobel Prize

An open letter to the Chemistry Committee of the Nobel Prizes urging them at long last to award the Nobel Prize to Professor John Goodenough, who invented the lithium-ion battery. Open Letter: John Goodenough Deserves A Nobel Prize was...Show More Summary

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87

Derek Walcott was a native son of St. Lucia, won Nobel prize in 1992.        

Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott on His Life and Work

'English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.' -- +tvochannel

Nobel Laureate Poet Derek Walcott, 87

Derek Walcott, whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds, bringing him a Nobel Prize in Literature, died early Friday morning at his home near Gros Islet in St. Lucia.

Derek Walcott in The New Yorker

Derek Walcott, whose poetry about the landscapes, cultures, and history of the Caribbean earned him the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, died this morning, at the age of eighty-seven, in his home on St. Lucia. Walcott was a singular figure:...Show More Summary

Nobel prize-winning poet Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The prolific and versatile poet received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for many years.

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87 in St. Lucia

Winner of 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature dies at his house in Caribbean island of St. Lucia after long illness.

Derek Walcott, Who Wrote Of Caribbean Beauty And Bondage, Dies At 87

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The Nobel Prize winner celebrated his Caribbean homeland and described its brutal colonial history. "You didn't make yourself a poet," he said. "You entered a situation in which there was poetry."

Teen scientists compete for "junior Nobel Prize"

This year's finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search were awarded more than $1.8 million

Teen scientists compete to solve mysteries

Indrani Das, a 17-year-old from New Jersey, is this year's winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search. The annual competition is known among scientists as a Junior Nobel Prize. Errol Barnett reports on how these young researchers are trying to solve some of science's biggest mysteries.

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