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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • PASSINGS: Simin Behbahani, George Hansen, Hashim Khan, Fernand St Germain

     Simin Behbahani Acclaimed poet known as 'lioness of Iran' Simin Behbahani, 87, a famed Iranian poet who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday in...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported. Nominated...
  • 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books

    Like 900 of their American counterparts, 1,000 authors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have signed an open letter to Amazon arguing for fair treatment of all publishers' e-books. The European authors are concerned over actions Amazon has taken against...
  • Investing in a time of crisis and conflict

    Our world is in a mess. Conflict and crisis exist everywhere, from our streets to our government, and to every continent on the face of the earth. No group of people are more aware, and more affected by this than are the world's Jewry, locked again into...
  • Engineers toy with science in building doll company

     Engineers toy with science in building doll company
    If a University of Illinois engineering student and a recent graduate are successful, girls soon will be accessorizing their dolls with science safety goggles and lab coats instead of hair bows and purses. Supriya Hobbs, who graduated in May with a...
  • Math prize winner Maryam Mirzakhani once wanted to be a writer

    This week Maryam Mirzakhani was named a winner of the Fields Medal, considered the equivalent to a Nobel Prize mathematics. One of four Fields Medal winners in 2014, she is the first woman to receive the award since it was launched in 1936. Might she...
  • 'Struck by a Freight Train' [History Matters]

    August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical...
  • U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. lawmakers investigate the anthrax and bird flu breaches at a federal laboratory, they have begun to question whether outside oversight of research using dangerous microbes is as independent as federal agencies claim.        ...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...