Neatly nestled amidst the immaculately kept 'Bahishti Maqbara' cemetery in Rabwah, is the final resting place of Professor Abdus Salam, Pakistan's first Nobel Laureate and the first Muslim to receive the prize. The headstone markingShow More Summary
Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has once again leapt into prominence in the recent TIME’s Person of the Year Poll, second only to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Malala features well ahead of many leading world figures including Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Show More Summary
Even though it's been more than a year since she won the Nobel Peace Prize
pridie kalendas decembres 406 B.C. — death of Euripides (by one reckoning) 147 A.D. — birth of Annia Galeria Faustina, the daughter of the emperor-to-be Marcus Aurelius 1817 — birth of Theodor Mommsen, Nobel prize winning ancient historian 2004 — death of David Bain (University of Manchester Classicist) 2007 — death of John Strugnell (Dead Sea […]
Friedman won the Nobel Prize in 1976, advised President Ronald Reagan on economic policy in the 1980s and wrote several blockbusters, including "Free To Choose" (1980). Thirty-five years later, greedy people still use his writing to justify their immoral acts. Show More Summary
Quote of the Day It is outrageous to suggest that I have ever referred to a distinguished figure such as Michael Mann as "Mr Fraudpants". I'm always very careful to refer to him as "Dr Fraudpants". His Nobel Prize is...
Douglass North, economic historian and co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away this week. This column pays tribute to one of the great social scientific pioneers of the modern era – focusing on...Show More Summary
I recently caught up with billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berrgruen regarding his recent launch of the $1M "Nobel Prize" for philosophy. The Berggruen Institute has added philosophy and culture as a key addition to its pre-existing focus on governance as a way to improve the state of the world by [...]
You may recall the joy that Thomas Südhof spread when, on winning the 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine/physiology in 2013, he said he owed it all to his bassoon teacher. Südhof, a passionate bassoonist, went on to relate precisely what he had applied from music to his work in science. Now, the indomitable editors of The […]
The Times headline read, "Boko Haram Ranked Ahead of ISIS for Deadliest Terror Group," (NYT, 11/18/15) and the story went on to report that, "Boko Haram, the militant group that has tortured Nigeria and its neighbors for years, was responsible...Show More Summary
The Nobel Prize winner and former World Bank chief economist believes both U.S. Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are “right on” when it comes to the issue of income inequality. In a wide-ranging discussion he concedes that some Republicans get the problem, too.
CNET takes a peek at the science and culture behind the Nobel Prize and the mysteries of the CERN supercollider at Singapore's ArtScience Museum.
In a Burmese edition of The Daily Show, Trevor examines Myanmar's election of pro-democracy Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament. From The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
While the Nobel Prize for Literature was already awarded to Svetlana Alexievich, there are more prestigious literary honors to go around. Literary Review announced the nominees for the 22nd annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award, to honor "an...Show More Summary
Could one of the indirect results of the horrific attacks in Paris be a Nobel Peace Prize for Russian President Vladimir Putin? The idea may not be as outrageous -- even obscene -- as it sounds. Here's why. France's profoundly unpopular...Show More Summary
How Nobel Peace Prize–winning activist Malala Yousafzai is channeling her inspiring life story into a targeted mission. Education Without Borders The Malala Fund is dedicated to ensuring that all girls, no matter where they live, can go to school through the 12th grade. Read Full Story
And for the first time, the concert will be streamed live via YouTube.
It isn’t every day that University of Chicago economists Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler see eye to eye. Fama, who won the Nobel Prize in 2013, is one of the best known proponents of the efficient market hypothesis. Thaler, in contrast, champions behavioral economics. Show More Summary
So Justin Trudeau has appointed a new minister of Science. Her name is Kirsty Duncan. And according to the Media Party (and her Facebook page), she’s got a Nobel Prize! Except.. that’s not really true. Know what else isn’t true? That “cure” for MS she was pushing for years that’s now been discredited. But isn’t […]