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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media
    Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala...
  • Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance

    Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance
    Saw a segment on TV saying that most people approaching retirement are woefully unprepared to contend with the financial demands of living in retirement. Our educational system is seriously flawed. It has been commandeered by perhaps well-intentioned...
  • Garry Kasparov, Joseph Stiglitz visit Bill Maher

    Garry Kasparov, Joseph Stiglitz visit Bill Maher
    UPDATED: Economist Joseph Stiglitz and human-rights activist Garry Kasparov will be guests this week on "Real Time With Bill Maher." Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has a new book, "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About...
  • Nobel winner Shirin Ebadi to publish memoir with Random House

    Nobel winner Shirin Ebadi to publish memoir with Random House
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi will chronicle her post-prize life and fight for justice in a new memoir for Random House, the publisher announced Wednesday. Ebadi, who received the prize in 2003, was the first Muslim woman and remains the only...
  • Economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most

    Economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most
    A Nobel Prize-winning economist says investments in early learning pay off in the long haul, but that it’s a waste for governments to pay for preschool for kids whose families can already afford it. At a gathering of education writers in Chicago...
  • A small, but potent gesture in support of Tania Bruguera at the Hammer

    A small, but potent gesture in support of Tania Bruguera at the Hammer
    The crowd never grew beyond an estimated three dozen people. But the statements in support of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera — and freedom of expression in general — were strong. Over the course of 90 minutes Monday afternoon, artists, curators...
  • UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda

    The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in...
  • Glamazon Mama: Advice that could change the world

    Glamazon Mama: Advice that could change the world
    Motherhood has seriously altered my social calendar. I’ve traded runway shows for Disney On Ice, and by 9 p.m. I’m just as ready for bed as my infant. But a dinner invitation from a friend recently came along that I just couldn’t...
  • Gunter Grass dies at 87; Nobel-winning German novelist

    GŁnter Grass, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who was an eloquent voice of moral outrage in postwar Germany but who stunned the nation with his 2006 admission that he had been a member of Hitler's Waffen SS, died Monday. He was 87. His death at a...
  • Around Broadneck: Terrific vibe -- and riffs -- at Broadneck's guitar festival

    Around Broadneck: Terrific vibe -- and riffs -- at Broadneck's guitar festival
    The halls were alive with the sound of music — but maybe not what Julie Andrews was expecting. The 10th annual Guitar Festival had kicked into high gear at Broadneck High School, the place where it was born and has been nurtured for the past...
  • War remains Obama's unending nightmare

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions. The...