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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe

    Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe
    Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe. He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...
  • President Obama will go out with a war cry

    Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war. When the president talks about his new offensive against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State,...
  • Reader of the Week: Tim King

    Reader of the Week: Tim King
    Who I am: Tim King, founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies in Chicago. One unique thing about me: When I was about 6, my parents bought the book "Where Did I Come From?" by Peter Mayle. For some time, it sat on a high shelf in a bookcase, far out of my...
  • 'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria

     'Supreme Price' tallies the cost of seeking change in Nigeria
    "The Supreme Price" may sound like a metaphorical title, but after seeing this strong, forthright documentary, you'll understand it's the literal truth. Part personal narrative, part brief but detailed history of Nigeria's politics since independence,...
  • Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?

    Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?
    I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect. Back in September, when the four...
  • Breakthrough Prizes in science, math earn winners $3 million each

    Breakthrough Prizes in science, math earn winners $3 million each
    Academia doesn't usually bring rich financial rewards. But that changed Sunday for recipients of a record 12 Breakthrough Prizes, the award created two years ago by Russian billionaire venture capitalist Yuri Milner, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,...
  • As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk

    As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk
    To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, 8,000 stationary lighted balloons snake their way through nearly 10 miles of the city, tracing the path of the hated Cold War divide. The softly glowing orbs, which will be...
  • Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit

    Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit
    Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York. For the Dec. 2 auction, titled First Editions/Second Thoughts, authors picked up...
  • John Kass: Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable

    In "The Secret Life of Barack Obama," our story begins, as such stories often do, with our hero in a dream. He's photographed on a Hawaiian beach, posed by his handlers like some Hollywood starlet, droplets of sea foam dripping from his Chicago...
  • Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable

    Even in defeat the president remains inscrutable
    In "The Secret Life of Barack Obama," our story begins, as such stories often do, with our hero in a dream. He's photographed on a Hawaiian beach, posed by his handlers like some Hollywood starlet, droplets of sea foam dripping from his Chicago...