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Joseph Stiglitz Slams U.S Inequality: ‘American Dream Is A Myth’

Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz claims that income inequality is now so bad the American dream is nothing but a myth. He explained that hard work and determination are no longer the keys to success, instead being born to rich, well-educated parents is the best indicator of future earnings. Show More Summary

Taco Cannon Coming to University of Nebraska-Omaha Hockey Games Next Season (Video)

We’ve still got a while to go before the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces the 2015 Nobel Prize winners. But at this point, the folks at Voodoo Taco and the University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey program have got to be considered the frontrunners to take the prize in physics, what with the introduction of the […]

Hollywood's Breasts Helped Toni Morrison Write Her New Novel

Hey Hollywood, your obsession with breast-y dresses have creeped their way into Nobel Peace Prize winning author Toni Morrison’s purview. Read more...

Six activists awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize—the Green Nobel

The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from different geographic regions. The prize now comes with a no-strings-attached award of $175,000. Show More Summary

Fluency in Painting

Thomas Mann, author of Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain)and winner of the Nobel prize for Literature, 1929.I've never read his famous book in the original German. Learning to paint is a lot like learning a language. After a great deal of practice, one becomes fluent. Show More Summary

Nobel winners to help Asian cities tackle climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

Ig® & Beyond: Bees, Fish, Music, and Whiskey

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. Some further research adventures of Ig Nobel Prize winnerscompiled by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staffDacke and Baird: Collision Detection in Bees versus Fish “Control...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize Winner Robert Merton Slams Fed for “Negative Wealth Effect” Policies”

Nobel Prize winner Robert Merton and Arlin Muralidhar have charged ZIRP and QE happy central banks with economic malpractice.

Hermann Hesse's treasure trove going to auction

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Unknown works by Hermann Hesse were recently discovered in the estate of the family Walter and Nora Schadow. In 2014 an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Stade honored the works by the Nobel prize winner. They will now be sold in the auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 18/19 May 2015. Show More Summary

Who authorized Obama to kick over the nuclear balance?

Obama has significantly increased the risk of nuclear war. So much for that old Nobel Peace Prize.

Chlorine Gas Centenary: 100 Years Since First Used In WW1

Chlorine gas was first used as a weapon of war 100 years ago this week. One of the main developers of this fearsome gas for military use was Fritz Haber, a chemical expert and future winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was also...Show More Summary

Toni Morrison Spins a Lame Fairy Tale

America’s only living Nobel prize winning author revisits some familiar themes in her latest novel, but too often she fails to meet her own exacting standards.

Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez On The Anniversary Of His Death

Gabriel García Márquez won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.”...Show More Summary

Philip Glass Wins $100K Glenn Gould Prize

“Sometimes referred to as the ‘Nobel prize of the arts,’ the award is presented biennially to ‘an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts,’ according to the Glenn Gould Foundation.”

Jefferson's Canons of Conduct

Fifty-three years ago at a dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners, President Kennedy began his remarks by observing, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered togetherShow More Summary

Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie to Get Film Treatment

European co-production stars Poland's Karolina Gruszka in title role and Daniel Olbrychski as her scientific rival. read more

Tax Inequality In America: Lego Edition!

It's tax time! Here's an explainer on how taxes are (and are not) helping to bridge the income gap, using everyone's favorite toy blocks. In 2013, upon accepting his Nobel Prize for Economics, Yale professor Robert Schiller said: "The...Show More Summary

Günter Grass, Nobel Prize-Winning German Author of ‘The Tin Drum,’ Dies At 87

The New York Times reports that Nobel Prize wining German author and critic Günter Grass 

Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film

In his long and varied career Günter Grass worked as a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, graphic artist, sculptor, public intellectual and social critic. Grass, who died Monday at age 87, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999 but is most widely known for his debut novel, “The Tin Drum,”...

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