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How your MRI scan benefits science

A precise map of a living brain is of immense interest to researchers – but won’t always help the patient Sir Peter Mansfield, who died on 8 February, won the Nobel Prize in 2003 for pioneering magnetic resonance imaging. MRI, and the detailed images it produces, has been a huge benefit for the study of the brain. Show More Summary

Nobel laureates don’t grow on trees

Nobel laureates don’t grow on trees, but they do go a-wandering in pleasant places. Sheldon Glashow (standing on the left, and possessor of a 1979 Nobel Prize for physics) and Rich Roberts (standing on the right, and possessor of a 1993 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine) sent us this photo of them in Bali. […]

Trump Is Setting Himself Up for Israeli-Palestinian Failure

Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Middle East Ramming through a comprehensive peace accord this year could harm the future of the negotiating process. There is no potential international deal as coveted by peacemakers, Nobel Peace Prize winners and elder statesman than an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Alfonso Garcia Robles to highlight Christie's April auction

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s announced that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Alfonso Garcia Robles in 1982 for his pioneering work in nuclear disarmament will be offered for auction. Garcia Robles was the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco,...Show More Summary

Give Michael Jordan a Nobel Peace Prize

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. The NBA was apparently not pleased with the New York Knicks' bungling of the Charles Oakley situation last week. Knicks owner James "Jim"...Show More Summary

Smokey Robinson Is The Greatest American Songwriter

last weekSports : Deadspin

If you love American music, it’s more than likely that in 2016 your favorite songwriter either published a bestselling memoir, died, or won a long-shot Nobel prize. This means that you probably read a greater-than-average number of essays and considerations about songwriting itself, and about some of the biggest… Read more...

Peter Mansfield dies at 83; won Nobel Prize for helping invent MRI scanner

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83. The University of Nottingham released a statement from Mansfield's family on Thursday confirming his death a day earlier. The London-born Mansfield joined the University of Nottingham...

Peter Mansfield dies at 83; won Nobel Prize for helping invent MRI scanner

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83. The University of Nottingham released a statement from Mansfield's family on Thursday confirming his death a day earlier. The London-born Mansfield joined the University of Nottingham...

Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.

Colombia's Santos linked to Odebrecht bribe: prosecutors

Colombian prosecutors say they suspect President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, received a bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for his 2014 re-election campaign. Prosecutors said...Show More Summary

Colombia's Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

Last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is being embroiled in a widening corruption scandal rocking politicians across Latin America. Colombia's chief prosecutor Nestor Martinez said Tuesday that President Juan Manuel … Click to Contin...

Just in: Stockholm decides that Sting is classical

When they get it wrong up north, they go right off the radar. First the Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to a songwriter, Bob Dylan. Today, the Polar Music Prize was given to the British rock musician Sting and the American jazz musician Wayne Shorter. The rules of the million-crown ($120,000) prize, founded by […]

Home of Indian Nobel laureate burgled, peace medal replica stolen

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thieves broke into the New Delhi home of India's 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and stole a replica of his prize medal, police said on Tuesday.

Newswire: The Simpsons “predicted” Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime antics

Even if the laughs it inspires have waned, The Simpsons has still proven to be quite accurate in predicting events in and out of pop culture. To date, the long-running animated series has already called a Nobel Prize winner, a Yoko Ono exhibit, and, perhaps most disturbingly, the Trump presidency. Show More Summary

'YOU HAVE 45 MINUTES WARNING': This is what happens when they call you at 6 a.m. to say you've won the Nobel Prize

In 2015, Princeton professor Angus Deaton won the Nobel Prize for economics. The prize was awarded for his work on consumption, poverty, and welfare. In particular, Deaton's work explains a concept called "consumption smoothing," the idea that people don't wildly change their spending habits when their pay is raised or cut. Show More Summary

Flipping the switch on ammonia production: Process generates electricity instead of consuming energy

Nearly a century ago, German chemist Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a process to generate ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen gases. The process, still in use today, ushered in a revolution in agriculture, but now consumes around one percent of the world's energy to achieve the high pressures and temperatures that drive the chemical reactions to produce ammonia.

Nobel Peace Laureates denounce Trump 'hate' speech

Nobel Peace Prize winners condemned US President Donald Trump at a gathering on Thursday at which their host accused him of "a discourse of hate" against immigrants. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the prize's latest winner for progress towards ending his country's civil war, opened the four-day summit of peace prize winners in Bogota. Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize winners critique Trump’s immigration policy

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees...

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