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A song for the peoples of Britain, in their hour of dismay

This song, called “Harmonious Misunderstanding”, is the thrilling conclusion to “The Jargon Opera“. The mini-opera premiered as part of the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, at Harvard University. That first performance starred singers Margot...Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Hundreds of new U.S. troops to Iraq a ‘possibility’ I had been assured …

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Hundreds of new U.S. troops to Iraq a ‘possibility’ I had been assured that Iraq was an Obama Administration success story, and graded on a curve I suppose it is.

This Great Ball Contraption Will Blow Your Mind

The engineers should receive a Nobel Prize for such an intricate great ball contraption (GBC).

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “We are desperate”: Iraqis flee Fallujah for … the desert. What c…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “We are desperate”: Iraqis flee Fallujah for … the desert. What changed in Iraq from 2012, when the Obama Administration “was bragging about Iraq as one of its big foreign policy successes?”

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: China Is Getting Serious About Mach 10 “Hypersonic” Weapons….

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: China Is Getting Serious About Mach 10 “Hypersonic” Weapons.

Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic

In February, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The post Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

SPENGLER: You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough about China. Do I file this under hopenchange, fundame…

SPENGLER: You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough about China. Do I file this under hopenchange, fundamentally transformed or given the once and future Cold War aspects, Nobel Peace Prize Update?

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Obama’s Humanitarian Report Card Looking Grim. A new UN report capture…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Obama’s Humanitarian Report Card Looking Grim. A new UN report captures the unprecedented scale of the global refugee crisis: The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in United Nations history, a tally greater than the population […]

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: 51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria. The memo, a draf…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: 51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria. The memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times by a State Department official, says American policy has been “overwhelmed” by the unrelenting violence in Syria. It calls for “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which […]

Look For The Helpers In Orlando

This week 148 years ago, an immunologist named Karl Landsteiner figured out the different human blood types and named them. Types A, B and O. This won him the Nobel Prize in 1930 and has allowed us to save lives using blood transfusions...Show More Summary

The Dangerous Idea Keeping You From Outsized Gains

There's a dangerous idea in the world of finance that's been floating around for years. The man who coined this idea won a Nobel Prize for his work, but even he has stated that there are

Franz Kafka Prize

The Czech Franz Kafka Prize briefly got wider notice when it was noticed that in 2004 and 2005 they selected the writers who would go on to win the win the Nobel Prize in the same year (Jelinek and Pinter). They've continued to giveShow More Summary

Is antimicrobial resistance on your radar yet?

Antibiotics revolutionized medicine. Professor Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of Penicillin granted him a Nobel Prize and unleashed the era of antibiotics. Penicillin became a miracle drug and for the first time there was an effective way to treat many of the common infections that were killing millions of people. Show More Summary

Virtue's Reward: Sweden Bans 'Alternative Nobel Prize' From Parliament

When US President Obama was granted a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, the award's prestige was questioned: his bellicose administration failed to live up to his peaceable rhetoric. However, the country's ‘alternative Nobel Prize' which honors human rights merits and peace efforts, remained unscathed; unfortunately, it has recently landed in hot water.

A prize for blowing Jews to pieces

Another reason to treat the Nobel Peace Prize as a leper’s bell: South African archbishop [and Nobel Peace Prize winner] Desmond Tutu has…

President Obama Seeks Diplomatic Resolution to Primary Conflict

Barack Obama is about to earn that Nobel Peace Prize. Late Tuesday night, Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton for clinching the Democratic nomination, putting the presidential seal of approval on her declaration of victory. But he also congratulated Bernie Sanders for running a campaign that energized "millions of Americans with his ... More »

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Russia Triples its Airstrikes in Syria. “The escalation marks a dange…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Russia Triples its Airstrikes in Syria. “The escalation marks a dangerous shift in the Russian airstrike pattern to levels only seen prior to the brokering of the cessation of hostilities agreement in late February,” said Genevieve Casagrande, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War. The expansion, she notes, […]

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