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‘Doctor Zhivago’ Used by CIA as Propaganda Tool, Book Reveals

‘Doctor Zhivago’ Used by CIA as Propaganda Tool, Book Reveals

By Kathy Karadza April 7, 2014

The CIA praised Boris Pasternak’s novel, Doctor Zhivago, not necessarily because of its literary merits, but because the agency saw it as a propaganda tool during the Cold War, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The U.S. intelligence agency viewed Pasternak’s novel as a …

Malala: Better Off Without A Nobel? 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 …

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as …

Nobel Prize in Literature Goes to Alice Munro Nobel Prize in Literature Goes to Alice Munro

Alice Munro of Canada has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was announced today by Peter Englund, who is the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. Munro is 82 and has recently announced that her most recent collection, Dear …

Three Researchers Receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry Three Researchers Receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Today, the Nobel Prize committee announced that three scientist from the U.S. have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The recipients were Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel. Karplus is a professor at the Universite de Strasbourg in …

Higgs boson Discovery Nets Nobel Prize Higgs boson Discovery Nets Nobel Prize

Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for work that led to last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson. However, their work actually began in 1964 with independent papers on the Higgs boson, …

Thomas Sudhof One of Today's Three Nobel Winners Thomas Sudhof One of Today's Three Nobel Winners

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 …

Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79 Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Heinrich Rohrer has died at the age of 79. According to a New York Times obituary, Rohrer died last Thursday night or Friday morning in Wollerau, Switzerland. His family has stated that he died of natural causes. …

Quantum Particles: Scientists Earn Nobel Prize Quantum Particles: Scientists Earn Nobel Prize

Serge Haroche of France, along with American David Wineland, have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work involving quantum particles. The $1.2 million prize was announced today, coming on the heels of a win for Britain and Japan …

Nobel Prize Announcements: Watch Videos on YouTube

Today through October 12, anybody interested in finding out who wins the Nobel Prizes can do so by tuning into YouTube. Throughout the week, Nobel Prizes will be announced live on the popular video site.

There is a Nobel Prize YouTube channel set up, which streams announcements for each prize live in real-time. Of course once they have been announced, you can still go back and watch them. For example, here is a clip for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine: