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Gross Domestic Product inventor Simon Kuznets' 1971 Nobel Prize sells for $390,848

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The 1971 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) inventor Simon Kuznets sold tonight for $390,848 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It was the first Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to ever be auctioned and only the sixth Nobel Prize to ever go under the hammer. Show More Summary

Nobel Winning Women Agree: World Bank Safeguards Don't Cut It

As the deadline for submitting comments to the Word Bank concerning the second draft of their safeguard review looms (March 1st), a group of Nobel Peace Prize winning women (The Nobel Women's Initiative) have sent a scathing letter to World Bank President Kim detailing concerns they have with the process thus far. Show More Summary

The First Nobel Prize in Economics to Sell at Auction Just Fetched $390,848

The first Nobel Prize in economics to ever go up for auction sold for $390,848 late last night, according to seller Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Belgian TV Ig Nobel highlights

Lieven Scheire of the Belgian TV program Nerdland produced these highlight compilations of the 2013 and 2014 Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies:

Head Of U.N. Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.

Biography: Chief Albert Luthuli

A biography of Chief Albert Luthuli, Africa's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and president of the ANC until his death (under mysterious circumstances) in 1967.

Economist Simon Kuznets' 1971 Nobel Prize to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The 1971 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to prominent economist Simon Kuznets will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 26. It is the first Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to ever be auctioned and only the fifth Nobel Prize to ever go under the hammer. Show More Summary

Exercise Tips From a Nobel Prize Winning Economist

Economist Robert Shiller talks about books, music, exercise and economic bubbles.

Nobel nomination numbers

Nominations for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature were due before 1 February, and at his weblog the still-in-charge-of-Nobel-matters (until the end of May) permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, now reports on the...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize Winner Shiller: Europe Looks Cheap, I’m Buying

Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller is backing discounted European bourses over U.S. shares. Shiller, a Yale finance professor who shared the Nobel for economics in 2013, told CNBC on Wednesday that European shares are a much better bargain versus the U.S. bull market now in its seventh year. “I’m thinking of getting out of the [...]

Shiller’s CAPE won’t save you, saving will

Feb 18 (Reuters) – Even when it is coming from a Nobel Prize winner, the simplest financial advice is usually the best. When economist Robert Shiller said on Wednesday he was considering “getting out of the U.S. somewhat” it quite rightly made headlines. After all, this is the man who helped create the cyclically adjusted […]

Obama To Allow "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Call In B-1B Bombers For Air Support

While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed "Nobel peace prize winner" image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive "pacifism" brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency),...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize for Sale

I don't know the story behind this, but apparently a Kuznets heir is selling his Nobel Prize.

Valentine’s Day Nobel Puzzle

Here is a Valentine’s Day puzzle: there have been five husband and wives awarded Nobel Prizes. Name them. I will give you one hint. Four of the couples won for joint work. Only one of the couples each won a Nobel and that couple included a Nobel prize winner in economics.

Elie Wiesel Asks Congress, WH to ‘Put Aside the Politics,’ Attend Netanyahu Speech

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is publicly supporting Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress and has a full-page newspaper ad out asking Congress to do the same.

SciShow Looks Back on the History of the Lobotomy and Explains Why It Was the Worst Nobel Prize Ever Awarded

2 weeks agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In a recent episode of SciShow, host Michael Aranda looks back on the work of neurologist António Egas Moniz, father of the lobotomy. Aranda argues that, based on modern views about mental health and newer, more effective, and less damaging treatment options, the Nobel Prize in Medicine Moniz was awarded in 1949 for his work […]

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE, HALFHEARTED WAR-AUTHORIZATION EDITION: Obama’s ISIS war powers request …

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE, HALFHEARTED WAR-AUTHORIZATION EDITION: Obama’s ISIS war powers request to ban ‘enduring’ troops. The White House will ask Congress to approve military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...Show More Summary

Ig® Nobel Limericks: Beard, Tobacco, Zipper

2 weeks agoHumor : Neatorama

The following article is from The Annals of Improbable Research. Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick formby Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick LaureateThe Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “Nearly three and a half years after Libyan rebels and a NATO air campaig…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “Nearly three and a half years after Libyan rebels and a NATO air campaign overthrew Muammar al-Qaddafi, the cohesive political entity known as Libya doesn’t exist.”

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