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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington

    Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington
    With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus. Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
  • 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' maps the growth of a writer and nation

    A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure. As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...
  • Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes

     Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes
    Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes: 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber...
  • Nobel Peace laureate Williams errs in condemning Israel

    Jody Williams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to ban land mines, is a hero of mine. In my 2008 book, "The Broken American Male," I wrote: "On the day Jody won, she criticized the American government, President Clinton and every other...
  • Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

    The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name. Maynard Evans was a highly respected druggist who served as a member of the...
  • Environmentalists try to silence contrary views

    Margaret Snyder's excellent Your View ("Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions") castigates those who would silence their opponents. Citing nutritional science developments that cast doubt on long-held views regarding dietary fats...
  • 'Miss Possible' doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

    The disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution. A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking GoldieBlox, a line of engineering kits geared at girls. Supriya...
  • Midwest gets love in Man Booker Prize longlist

    Midwest gets love in Man Booker Prize longlist
    Lost in the news on Wednesday about the first batch of American nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize -- which, for the first time in the 46-year history of the award, has been opened to writers beyond the U.K., the Commonwealth and Ireland -- was...
  • Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist who chronicled apartheid, dies

    Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90. A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Nadine Gordimer: How books fostered a critic of apartheid

    Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer died Monday at age 90, her family said. Gordimer was born in South Africa in 1923 and was an active opponent of its apartheid regime in her fiction, nonfiction and human rights advocacy. When Gordimer was 11, she was...