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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Noah' rains money

    "Studio estimates Paramount's biblical film "Noah" opened with a box office of $44 million!" So read yesterday's headlines. One wonders why this rainy semi-biblical epic, starring Russell Crowe, wasn't "saved" for release nearer the Academy Awards at...
  • In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

    In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer
    WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions. In his saffron robe,...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalized in Mexico City

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City, the Associated Press reports. The author, known colloquially as Gabo, is 87 years old. According to some news sources, Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized with...
  • Kerry's effort thwarted by the Middle East

    Well, God bless John Kerry for trying. It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
  • Scientist accused of manipulating data in STAP stem cell study

    Research that made international headlines with a purported breakthrough in the creation of highly valuable stem cells has been found to contain falsified and manipulated data, according to a panel of Japanese investigators. At a news conference in...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'

    Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'
    This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I&...