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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • More than 3,000 of Doris Lessing's books heading to Zimbabwe

    More than 3,000 books from the personal collection of Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing are headed to the leading public library in Harare, Zimbabwe. The author, who died in 2013 at age 94, lived in Zimbabwe in her youth, when it was Southern...
  • Antagonizing Putin Is Wrong Path

    One can dream that we had a president who would stand up to the neocons, the bought-and-paid-for Congress and the Pentagon and tell them all that he is not going to go down this disastrous path of antagonizing another nuclear-armed country -- and that...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • Literary treasures from Oxford's Bodleian Libraries

    Where can you find locks of Percy Bysshe Shelley's and Mary Shelley's hair alongside the fragments of Sappho's poetry? At the Bodleain Libraries in Oxford, England. And also in the book "Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Bodleian...
  • Rachel Marsden: Tweaking the agenda for Obama's Europe trip

    U.S. President is headed to Europe this week. There used to be a time prior to his election when he would travel to Europe and inspire the masses -- mostly on the strength of their own idealistic projections. But now, never has a Nobel Peace Prize...
  • Craig Hochbein: 'Benefits, pitfalls of buying education like groceries'

    Craig Hochbein: 'Benefits, pitfalls of buying education like groceries'
    In 1973, an article in The New York Times Magazine authored by Milton Friedman championed school choice and the use of vouchers by invoking a thought experiment. Subtitled "Selling School like Groceries," Friedman's article asked readers to consider a...
  • Shades of France

    Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President François Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • Solve this math problem: The gender gap

    Solve this math problem: The gender gap
    Earlier this month, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in history to win a Fields Medal — "math's Nobel Prize." This is a cause for celebration, but also for reflection. Things are definitely better than they once were for women in...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    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 Kristen Wiig are among the array...
  • 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...