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
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 […]
Hey Hollywood, your obsession with breast-y dresses have creeped their way into Nobel Peace Prize winning author Toni Morrison’s purview. Read more...
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
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
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.
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 and Arlin Muralidhar have charged ZIRP and QE happy central banks with economic malpractice.
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
Obama has significantly increased the risk of nuclear war. So much for that old Nobel Peace Prize.
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
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.
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
“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.”
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
European co-production stars Poland's Karolina Gruszka in title role and Daniel Olbrychski as her scientific rival. read more
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
The New York Times reports that Nobel Prize wining German author and critic Günter Grass
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,”...