All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nobel peace prize’

Malala: Better Off Without A Nobel?

When Malala Yousafzai was passed over for a Nobel Prize, an ABCNews story noted Irish betting magnate Paddy Power’s odds for her as an 8/15 favorite mere days before the prize would go to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Other betting favorites included transgender Wikileaker Chelsea Manning (25/1) and U2 frontman Bono (100/1), but ABC’s piece did …

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Nobel Prize Committee Turned to Twitter When They Couldn’t Reach Peace Prize Winner by Phone

This morning, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the 2013 Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group tasked with eliminating chemical weapons stockpiles. But it appears they had a hard time contacting the OPCW shortly after announcing the award. So what do you do when you can’t reach someone on the phone? Tweet at …

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Thomas Sudhof Wins Nobel Prize, “Are You Serious?”

When the Nobel Prize press officer calls Dr. Thomas C. Südhof to inform him that he and his colleagues have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Südhof, who was, “driving in the middle of Spain somewhere,” responds with great disbelief if not composure. “Are you serious?” The announcement was made today by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners …

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Seamus Heaney Death Mourned Across the World

Let us take a break from Miley and the Twerking and remember that life has more to offer than endless garbage. The beloved poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of 74, in Dublin. The literary world is grieving at the sudden and surprising loss of an incredible poet who was said to have a gentle …

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