Nobel Prize

What Chickens Can Teach Hearing Researchers

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nobelist Says System Of Science Offers Life Lessons

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, economist Paul Romer talked about how the social system of science offers hope for humanity and for how we can live with each other. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Meet The Woman Who Helped Discover Dna — And Whose Work Was Nearly Forgotten By History

Rosalind Franklin made a groundbreaking discovery into DNA, but died before she could receive a Nobel Prize.  On April 16, the anniversary of her death, here's a look back into Franklin's fascinating yet overlooked life and...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, DNA, Genetics, Anniversaries

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How To Fix Segregation In Nyc Schools? Let Students Hack The Algorithm

A Nobel Prize winner’s algorithm helps decide which students are placed in which New York schools. A team of students is trying to upgrade it. “My freshman and sophomore year I was the only student in the whole school with a...
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Dalai Lama Discharged From Indian Hospital After 3-day Treatment - Report

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was rushed back to Delhi and hospitalised for respiratory problems just a day after he had left the city for his abode-in-exile at Dharamshala in the Himalayan foothills. He is reportedly doing okay and is expected to...
Related topics: Religion, India, New Delhi

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Assange Deserves Nobel Prize Instead Of Imprisonment – Human Rights Activist

Metropolitan police arrested Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday, where he had been residing since 2012 under political asylum fearing extradition over the now dropped charges in Sweden and WikiLeaks' revelations in the US. A US...
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism, Police, United Kingdom, London, Sweden, Wikileaks

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Nobel Prize Winner Wants To Fight Nuclear Waste With Lasers

The work of Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou could potentially solve (or at least mitigate) a major problem in the energy industry: nuclear waste. And the solution? Lasers, that which we hope will be the answer to every question. Before you get too...
Related topics: Laser

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'professor Chandra Follows His Bliss' Is Smart, Comforting Sentiment

Rajeev Balasubramanyam's fourth novel follows a cantankerous yet sympathetic economics professor whose life is upended after he fails yet again to win a Nobel Prize (among other, lesser catastrophes).(Image credit: The Dial Press)

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Hemingway Center Opens In Cuba To Preserve Writer’s Work

A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba on Saturday, highlighting an area of cooperation with the United States even as bilateral ties between the old Cold War foes have chilled again. Hemingway, who won the...
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The ‘godfathers Of Ai’ Just Won This Year’s Turing Award

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence research is one of three AI leaders who've won this year's Turing Award, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing. This year's winners include Yann LeCun, a New York University professor...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Win Tech's 'nobel Prize'

Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends automatically tagged in Facebook pictures. But making those quantum leaps from...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Quantum

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David Glasner: James Buchanan Calling The Kettle Black: Weekend Reading

IIR, back in 1986 I was one of two two people at the MIT economics Wednesday faculty lunch willing to say that I thought the award of the Nobel Prize to James Buchanan was not a travesty and a mistake. I would now like to withdraw that...

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Twitter Now Actively Censoring Julian Assange’s Mother

Twitter is now censoring Christine Assange, the mother of Wikileaks founder and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Julian Assange. The censorship began on Tuesday, with users who visited her profile seeing a warning saying that her account is “temporarily...
Related topics: Social Media, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Censorship

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U.s. Mathematician Becomes First Woman To Win Abel Prize, 'math's Nobel'

"I find that I am bored with anything I understand," Karen Uhlenbeck once said. That sentiment is part of why she won what many call the Nobel of mathematics Tuesday.
Related topics: Mathematics

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Teenage Climate Activist Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish native Greta Thunberg was nominated by lawmakers in nearby Norway. Voting starts annually every October by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Thunberg has recently delivered many fiery speeches to world leaders over inaction on...
Related topics: Activism, Norway

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Paul Krugman Breaks Down Why Conservatives Are The Real Snowflakes

“All that talk about liberal ‘snowflakes’ is projection,” explained the Nobel Prize-winning economist.

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It’s Time To Disrupt Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn Contributor Share on Twitter Beatrice Fihn is the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize....
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I Am Not Worthy Of Nobel Peace Prize - Pakistani Prime Minister Khan

An online petition drive is currently underway to nominate him for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize over releasing a captured Indian pilot that he claimed was a gesture of goodwill. The campaign has already amassed 325,000 signatures.
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Russian Nobel Physics Winner Alferov Dies At 88

Russian scientist Zhores Alferov, who won the Nobel physics prize for his work in semi-conductor and laser technologies, has died, agencies said on Saturday. He was 88.
Related topics: Physics, Laser

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Gasp! Bill Press Says Obama Won Nobel Peace Prize Despite Having 'done Nothing'

Bill Press, perhaps best known as one of the 1990s hosts for the influential CNN cable show Crossfire, now hosts one of the few popular liberal radio programs, and he offered a shocker: he admitted Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize "when...
Related topics: Barack Obama, CNN

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