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As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War

1 hour agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.

This Restaurant’s MLK Day Special of Fried Chicken and Watermelon Didn’t Go Over Super Well

Pyle said that she wanted to “have some fun” on Martin Luther King Day, because what’s better than a zany celebration to honor the late civil-rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968?

Truth or Twitter? Why Donald Trump Is No John Steinbeck

Donald Trump bragged, via tweet, that he’s the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter. Unfortunately for us, the new president possesses neither the courage nor the self-control of Hemingway, winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature for writing unforgettably about bravery under fire. As the problems created by Trump-tweets pile up, the source of Trump’s addiction [...]Show More Summary

Obama’s Bombing Legacy

Exclusive: Last fall, President Obama joked that he still didn’t know why he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, but his long record of waging war was no joke to the thousands at the receiving end of U.S. bombs,…Read more ?

Bob Dylan's grandson Levi is a super hot model: See him walk at Milan Men's Fashion Week!

Talk about good genes! One sexy male model turned heads at Milan Men's Fashion Week over the weekend, and it turns out he has a very famous grandfather.MORE: Bob Dylan Will Not Attend 2016 Nobel Prize Ceremony Levi Dylan, the son ofShow More Summary

Found: A Recording of a Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech from 1964

In December of 1964, a little more than a year after he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., traveled to Europe to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. A few days before he made his way to Oslo, he was in London, giving a speech to activists in England. Show More Summary

The Peace Prize Winner Who Waged War

3 days agoNews : Reason

When he was first elected president, many observers, up to and including the Norwegian Nobel Committee, believed Barack Obama would represent a substantive departure from the foreign policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush. On the campaign trail, the then–senator from Illinois promised to bring the Iraq War to an end within 16 months. Show More Summary

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LABELS U.S. A ‘HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSER’ BECAUSE OF TRUMP. Give the left points for…

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH LABELS U.S. A ‘HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSER’ BECAUSE OF TRUMP. Give the left points for consistency at least – Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize only a few months after taking office; despite Trump not even in office, the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch is performing the mirror universe version of the same […]

Oliver Smithies, who won Nobel Prize for medicine, dies at 91

His advances enhanced genetic research to better understand cancer and other diseases.

The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

The scientist Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel Prize for some of the discoveries she and Elissa Epel write about in “The Telomere Effect,” an anti-aging book new at No. 15 in hardcover nonfiction.

Read Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring Nobel Peace Prize speech

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Americans across the country will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by committing to hours of community service in the name of...        

Read Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring Nobel Peace Prize speech

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Today in history, 51 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was award the Nobel Peace Prize.        

Kellyanne Conway Asks: Where's Trump's Nobel Peace Prize?!

We know you hate Kellyanne Conway videos, but this one is good. Promise. As you know by now, the Trump team and CNN are in a war right now over the reporting done this week about, well, let's just say it, golden showers-gate. The golden...Show More Summary

Obama's Peace Prize, His Legacy And Russian Crimes/Misdemeanors

I'm stumped. The outgoing Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has confronted Russia over its cyber hacking of emails during the election. But he has turned a blind eye to Russia's overt support of Bashar al-Assad's slaughter of 500,000 Syrians, not to mention five million Syrian refugees and an additional six million Syrian homeless. Show More Summary

Crafoord Prize given to researchers pushing envelope on autoimmune disease

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The annual science award is given to honor achievements sometimes overlooked by the more famous Nobels

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist reveals how to slow down the effects of aging

In 2009, Elizabeth Blackbrun — along with Jack. W. Szostak and Carol W. Greider — was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her help in discovering "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres." Telomeres protect our DNA, but over time our telomeres wear down. Show More Summary

Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016

This year we lost a Nobel laureate, several Pulitzer Prize winners, many writers with wide readerships, and many more who never achieved the acclaim or the audiences they deserved.  The post Those Who Left Us: Select Literary Obituaries from 2016 appeared first on The Millions.

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