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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
  • Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

    Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter
    Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws. In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
  • Jon Stewart's greatest 'Daily Show' interviews

    Jon Stewart's greatest 'Daily Show' interviews
    On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart can make any celebrity promotional appearance fun with his laid-back shoot-the-bull style. But occasionally, his full intellect is engaged, most generally by interviewing someone from the political sphere. Or an author....
  • A song from Broadway musical 'Doctor Zhivago' is released online in time for Valentine's Day

    A soaring, deeply romantic tune from the upcoming Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" has been released — just in time for Valentine's Day. The song "Now," sung by Tam Mutu as Yurii Zhivago and Kelli Barrett as his paramour, Lara, can be heard on the...
  • Nuclear visions and nuclear budgets

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request continues the political gamesmanship that has plagued the U.S. government for five years. Exceeding legislated budget caps on both defense and non-defense discretionary spending by $75 billion, the...
  • Penn State, other universities pushed to drop fossil fuel investments

    In a world with global warming, finite fuel sources and a renewed focus on clean sources of energy, one hot spot of protest on college campuses is becoming a push to clean up university money. At Penn State, the driving force is Fossil Free PSU, a year-...
  • South African novelist Andre Brink, whose work challenged the apartheid regime, has died

    Prolific author, Andre Brink, who used his work to question the policies of South Africa's apartheid regime, has died, his publishers said Saturday. He was 79 years old. Brink died aboard a KLM flight travelling from the Netherlands to the South...
  • East Timor independence hero Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao submits resignation

    East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao resigned as prime minister Friday, stepping down ahead of an expected restructuring of the government next week. Gusmao, 68, is a former guerrilla leader who spearheaded East Timor's drive for independence...
  • Testing for 'mortality': Why I measured my telomeres. Should you?

    The moment will come, we know, when we're whisked off life's stage. But when? It's a mystery that has haunted humans since the dawn of civilization. If it's soon, we can cancel that dental appointment, quit the job and take a dream vacation. If not, plan...
  • The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear

    The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear
    You probably can't name any Grammy winners for best children's album — although you might guess a few if you go for the obvious. Disney movie soundtracks? Check. Elmo and Sesame Street? Check. In the '90s and early '00s, both of those ubiquitous...
  • Celebrating the day Mandela walked free 25 years ago

    Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration. By the mid-1980s, the struggle to free Mandela and other South African...