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Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door. Nobel prize winner economist James Heckman was in Jackson last month presenting evidence that early childhood intervention can yield a 13.8 percent ...
Riri Williams is a fifteen-year-old girl who created her own Iron Man-style suit and was mentored by Tony Stark - and an artificial intelligence version of Tony Stark into creating new armours and establishing the identity of Ironheart. And, in the absence of Tony Stark after civil war II, taking the lead of the ...

The Nobel prizes have been awarded since 1901 and conferred on top achievers in six fields: physics, chemistry, literature, physiology or Medicine, Promotion of peace and Economic sciences. Prize-winners are often individuals, teams of two or three and organisations called Nobel laureates.
Everyone loves binge-watching Netflix, even Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who delivered an incisive take after finishing the streaming giant's newest hit. In a tweet Wednesday, Krugman addressed the science-fiction world of "Altered carbon," Netflix's epic ...
Beirut -- Norwegian MP Bjornar Moxnes succeeded to nominate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for a Nobel Peace Prize, as the movement according to Moxnes is "seeking to end Israel's half-century of military rule over 4.5 million Palestinians". "Our hope is that this nomination can ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner, human rights leader and peace activist, Leymah Gbowee reflected on her life experiences as she spoke about peace, hope, and bravery as the 2018 Frost Foundation lecturer. "It is time for all of us to find it in our heart to decide that it is time for us to make a move," Gbowee said.

Nearly 40 years into their career, Metallica will receive the Polar music Prize - an equivalent award to the Nobel prize - this coming spring. The award recognizes international excellence in music. The group will receive an award of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. The band will ...
Winning the Nobel prize in literature is a "great satisfaction", says Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, but its aftermath is mostly trying to prove you are not dead. "There is a kind of prejudice against the recipients of the Nobel prize in Literature," says the 81-year-old. "You are considered a finished writer.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has not discussed nominating the unified Korean hockey team for the Nobel Peace Prize, the body's spokesman said on Tuesday after an IOC member said she had received support for the idea. "From an IOC administrative level there's been no consideration ...
Nobel laureate Joachim Frank, a former scientist at the state's Wadsworth Center in Albany, will be speaking Thursday afternoon at the Albany capital Center on Eagle Street. The state Department of Health is hosting the 1 p.m. event, which will include a lecture by Frank, a Columbia University professor ...
American lawmakers have nominated three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize. A group of 12 legislators sent a letter to the Nobel nominating committee in Oslo, Norway recognizing 21-year-old Joshua Wong, 24-year-old Nathan Law and 27-year-old Alex ...
Three Hong Kong activists and the pro-democracy group behind the Umbrella Movement have been nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their role in pushing for reform in the Chinese territory. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, as well as the "Umbrella Movement", were nominated by a ...
Foreign-born, U.S.-based scientists and Economists won a remarkable number of Nobel prizes in the last two years, but they didn't get them all. ... However, Bob Dylan (who was born in the U.S.) won the Nobel prize for literature, which means six out of seven U.S.-based laureates were immigrants in 2016.
The term "feminism" has different meanings to different people across the world; but for Malala Yousafzai, she sees it as another expression for equality -- a matter that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate takes very seriously. When she first heard about feminism, Yousafzai wasn't exactly sure what the word ...
The exhibition, 'The Nobel prize: Ideas Changing the World' will be on display for a month in Goa, while a conference organised exclusively for teachers will take place for the first time in India. A National Session will also be hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Agre shared the Nobel prize in chemistry for discovering aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature. They are responsible for numerous psychological processes in humans and are implicated in multiple clinical disorders. Agre will be sharing his knowledge and experiences in ...
The Nobel prize is so rare that scientists don't even aspire to win it, he said. "It's off the scale somewhere where you don't even think about it," said Barish. Granted, this discovery certainly put him in the leagues. But prizes are typically given years after discoveries are made. The committee wouldn't want to ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Norwegian lawmaker Himanshu Gulati has nominated the forces of the Kurdish peshmerga for the Nobel Peace Prize for their ... the Progress Party and a state secretary in the justice and public security ministry, was asked if warfare is compatible with receiving a peace prize.
Pupils at Tonbridge Grammar school were given a lesson in chemistry by a Nobel prize winning scientist on Friday. More than 170 senior school students packed into the Deakin Leas school's hall to hear Richard Henderson, the 2017 Nobel prize winner for chemistry, talk about the research that led to the ...
Istanbul--A non-governmental organization fighting for the rights of women of Hamshen has put forth the name of Garo Paylan for consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ermenihaber.am, a Turkish Armenian news site reported. Saida Ohanyan, president of the International Association of "Hamshanuhi ...
The global importance of challenges for which students are proposing solutions is why this competition is colloquially referred to as the "Nobel prize for Students". From one student's idealistic thought, today, more than 50,000 students from various prestigious faculties participate in the Hult competition.
Shinya Yamanaka, who won a share of the 2012 Noble Prize in physiology or Medicine for the discovery of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, has suggested he could resign as director of Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) in Japan over a fraudulent paper published ...
The new Callaway Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X balls probably won't be candidates for winning the Nobel prize, but they may be benefiting from one. And the results are balls designed to further enhance the difference in the golf ball performance paradigm of low spin off the driver and high spin on the ...
Moscow--The Hamshenuhi International women's Association recently announced that it is calling for individuals and organizations to officially nominate Garo Paylan for a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The organization has also submitted a letter to the Nobel Prize Committee, suggesting Paylan's ...
Update: Tim Cook has retweeted a link to an ABC News piece on the partnership. Inspired by the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Apple has announced that it is supporting her work to provide educational opportunities to girls in developing countries. Apple says its funding will enable ...
A Long Way from Home, the 14th novel by the two-times Booker Prize-winner, starts as a rattling good tale about a race and ends as a painful meditation on race itself. In between, there are 10,000 miles of Australian terrain to navigate and centuries of buried, bloody history. The narrative does a sudden, ...
For decades a Cheboygan County woman has been working to disarm the world of nuclear weapons and the group she's a part of received one of the world's most prestigious awards for their work. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons or ICAN is the 2017 recipient of the Nobel peace ...
One of the most common pieces of decision-making advice is to trust your gut, but is that really the case? Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, PhD, sat down with psychologist Gary Klein, PhD, and reporters at McKinsey Quarterly to discuss the issue of when leaders should trust their ...
Shiller, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2013 for his work on asset prices and inefficient markets, made the comments before bitcoin and other digital coins saw a huge sell-off earlier this week. The economist is not the first to pour cold water on bitcoin, which saw it's price rise over 1,000 percent ...
A Nobel prize-Winning economist given the number one spot in President Donald Trump's "fake news" awards has shot back at Trump, noting that the claim the president took issue with has long since been withdrawn. Trump handed out the controversial awards hosted on the Republican Party's website ...
Mackinaw City attorney Anabel Dwyer is a board member of the Lawyer's Committee on Nuclear Policy, the U.S. Branch of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. LCNP and IALANA are two of 468 partner organizations that make up the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear ...
Calling it a "model for promoting fraternity between nations," a group of international academics has nominated the Arctic Council for the Nobel Peace Prize. "In a time when facts have been challenged, diversity has been viewed with suspicion, and the value of international cooperation has been ...
... Nobel prize-winner warns of changes in society ahead of Davos. Donald Trump symbolises a revolution taking place in the US in politics and across society, according to a well-respected Nobel prize-winning academic. By Simon Osborne. PUBLISHED: 10:06, Wed, Jan 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 10:38, Wed, Jan 17, 2018 ...
German photographer Peter Badge gets ready to take a selfie Friday in front of one of the nearly 40 portraits of Nobel prize winners that hang in the Los Alamos History Museum. Badge began taking portraits of Nobel laureates in 2000 and has taken nearly 415 since then. Michaela Meaney/The New ...
Jerusalem, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China has strong brains, resources, economy and wise decision makers, and the country is able to lead the new round of technological revolution and in fact is now playing a leading role, said Dan Shechtman, the 2011 Nobel prize winner in chemistry, in a recent exclusive ...
ON DEC. 10, my colleagues Jeff Hall and Mike Young and I were awarded the 2017 Nobel prize in physiology or Medicine for discovering the mechanism that underlies circadian rhythms, or the biological clock, the daily timekeeper that ticks away in most animals. Since all three of us studied the fruit fly ...
Tuesday's Doodle on the Google.com search home page has a significant connection to the University of Wisconsin. It celebrates the 96th birthday of Har Gobind Khorana, an Indian-American biochemist whose passion for science started under a tree in the small village of Raipur, India, and grew into ...
The ability to forecast the future accurately is obviously very important for success in banking -- but it's not very easy to do. There were not many who predicted the financial crisis, yet there were outsize rewards for those who did. And predicting the financial future is becoming even more difficult as new ...
Stockholm (AP) -- Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more ... The Nobel judges didn't immediately reach Moerner, who was at a conference in Brazil. ... The prizes are always handed out in ceremonies on Dec.
The Nobel awards in physics, chemistry, literature and peace will be announced later this week and the economics prize will be announced next Monday. Created by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the Nobel prizes were first awarded in 1901. The winners collect their awards on Dec. 10, the anniversary ...
Lore has it that he established the science prizes to personally atone for the development of dynamite and the destruction it caused in the world. ... This year, the Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists - Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, Joachim Frank from ...
Senior AIADMK leader and deputy speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, V Jayaraman, on Tuesday suggested that late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's name be recommended for the Nobel prize in the light of her scheme to prevent female infanticide in the state. Jayaraman was speaking in the Tamil Nadu ...
Tuesday's Google Doodle honors Har Gobind Khorana. He would have turned 96 on this day according to legal documentation, though nobody knows the exact date the Nobel prize-winning scientist was born. Khorana was from a small village of roughly 100 in what is now Raipur, Pakistan, but was part of ...
Jarva Jar / Shutterstock If you are like me, you may glance at the headlines when the Nobel prizes are announced. You may even start to read an article about what the honoree did to win the prize. But for the most part, you probably don't see a connection between these technical disciplines and your ...
A Quaker organisation which received the Nobel Peace Prize for rescuing refugees from the Nazis during the Second World War is among 20 activist groups whose members will be barred from entering Israel over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The blacklist ...
The subdued growth in wages amid an expanding economy and declining unemployment has puzzled many, but one economics professor said he may have an explanation for that phenomenon. The answer lies in automation, according to Christopher Pissarides from the London school of Economics.
Graham Greene and Jorge Luis Borges were serious contenders for the Nobel prize for literature in 1967, newly opened archives have revealed. The Nobel prize nominations are only made public 50 years after the prize is awarded. The 1967 papers reveal the machinations that went on among the Nobel ...
America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil--or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the time--and he ...
Only one Canadian researcher has ever received the Nobel prize for medicine, for the discovery of insulin in 1923. And yet Canadians have been essential to developments in stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer and brain trauma. (Shutterstock) ...
The vast majority of those who've won Nobel prizes have not retracted any papers, and the vast majority of retractions were not by those who've won Nobels. The advice is as tongue-in-cheek as Nobelist Richard Roberts' "Ten Simple Rules to Win A Nobel prize," which include "Be Sure to Pick Your Family ...


 

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