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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

    Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
    Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang. The findings, made...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
  • Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley

     Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley
    Malcolm Cowley was one of the most important (and easily the most omnipresent) literary figures of the past century. Over a career that spanned eight decades (or, roughly speaking, from the Wilson to the Reagan administrations), he encouraged, befriended,...
  • Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior

    Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior
    I dreaded reading "All Joy and No Fun." Jennifer Senior's new book has the patina — and the subtitle, "The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" — of yet another polemic against the parenting culture as we know it. We are a nation of Tiger Moms...
  • The president, the pope and practical politics

    The president, the pope and practical politics
    President Obama is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, and the meeting will probably take the usual form of encounters between presidents and pontiffs: a polite conversation about their common agenda on poverty and world peace,...
  • A Swedish smorgasbord done right

    A Swedish smorgasbord done right
    If you visit Stockholm, don't miss the chance to sample an authentic Swedish smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel. Not only is the meal steeped in tradition, the setting is spectacular, with views of the busy harbor, Old Town and the Royal Palace. Along...
  • Gravitational waves from just after Big Bang show how universe grew

    Nearly 14 billion years ago, in a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly expanded from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, faster than the speed of light. This mysterious period, known as...
  • Participant Media Boards Malala Yousafzai Docu As Co-Financer With Image Nation

    Participant Media is joining Image Nation Abu Dhabi as co-financer of the upcoming documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. Docu is being helmed by "Waiting for Superman" director...
  • Alice Munro honored on Canadian commemorative $5 coin

    Alice Munro honored on Canadian commemorative $5 coin
    Putting authors on currency is not a new thing. Benjamin Franklin, a founding father and author of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” is on the U.S. $100 bill, and in Chile the Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral graces the 5,000 peso bill,...
  • Letters: Crumbs from trickle-down economics

    Re "Bring on supply-side economics," Opinion, March 23 To quote Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." Ideologues like Brad Schiller tout supply-side economics once again as a possible cure for our economic woes. Economists teach us about "supply and...
  • Curing disease, creating Sherlock Holmes in Thomas Goetz's 'The Remedy'

    Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary. In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...