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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • 'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life

     'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life
    "Speed," it seemed to writer Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." In a new book, "Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left," however, modernity's deification of speed has more to do with pain than pleasure....
  • Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion

    Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion
    When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
  • Obama Actually Said This!

    Obama Actually Said This!
    President Obama is well aware that he is president of all the peeps, not just of African- American peeps and not just of white peeps. But this is an opportunity for him to actually earn that Nobel Peace Prize right here at home. Hey, that might be a...
  • 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...
  • Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war

    Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war
    Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai received her Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, delivering an impassioned speech on behalf of the “forgotten children” who crave the right to education and deserve peace. The 17-year-old also hit...
  • Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns

    Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns
    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of celebration honoring their work for children's rights. Malala...
  • 3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize

    3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize
    Three suburban Chicago educators are up for a $1 million prize after being chosen as finalists in an international contest for exceptional teaching. Teachers from more than 120 countries were nominated for the Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey GEMS...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies. The discovery, which...
  • Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

    First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints. "I'm committed to this issue — I'm in,"...
  • Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'

    Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'
    For veteran indie filmmaker Jefery Levy, working from home has never looked so good. The producer-director-writer-actor’s lavishly-decorated, historic Beverly Hills compound plays a starring role in his two new films, “Me” and “The...