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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nobel prize’

Mindy Kaling Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project and The Office fame experienced a case of mistaken identity at a party recently. She was in New York, attending an after-party for The New Yorker Festival when a man in his 80s–who had likely had a bit too much to drink–began showering her with praise. When he said, “Congratulations on your Nobel Prize!” …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

Alzheimer’s disease studies have had a major breathrough with new information from Monday’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine. Their discovery of cells that act as the brain’s gps could have a serious impact on our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease works, and therefore, how it can best be treated. British-American researcher John O’Keefe, co-winner of the 2014 prize with Norwegians …

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

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 challenge to Communism, and supporting it as a way to make Soviet citizens question why their government was suppressing one …

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MLK’s Bible And Nobel Peace Prize To Be Controlled By Court

On Wednesday, Superior Judge Robert McBurney of Fulton County ordered that Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible be stored inside a safety deposit box. Only the court will know the location and have access to the assets while King’s children sort out their differences. The said items are in the possession of Bernice, King’s daughter, who has …

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Ian McKellen Protests Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws With Help From Nobel Prize Winners

Ian Mckellen is certainly one of the more outspoken of the homosexual celebrities, and often uses his influence to help others when he can. Russia has been criticized for its treatment of gay people a fair amount recently, and with the Olympics right around the corner, some people have decided to write a letter to President Putin, and make their …

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winning Author, Dies At Age 94

Dori Lessing, a Nobel Prize winning author, has died. She was 94, and perhaps most well-known for her novel The Golden Notebook. Her books were known to reflect her journeys across the former British empire. She was born Doris May Tayler in 1919 in Persia, what is now Iran. Her travels certainly helped shaped her writing, and she also moved …

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Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Dies at Age 94

Prolific writer, Doris Lessing, died at the age of 94 this morning at her home in London. Lessing was the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her only the 11th female to win the honor. Known for her wit and outspoken nature, Lessing was 88 when she won the Nobel Prize in 2007 for her life’s work, …

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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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Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

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 a special report “The Bravest Girl in the World” on CNN this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yousafzai has become …

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2013 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 Life, which is her 14th short story collection, will be her last. She is a short story writer and has …

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2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded

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 France, and Harvard University. Levitt is a professor in cancer research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Warshel …

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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, which is considered evidence of a pervasive field called the Higgs field that endows other particles with mass, and is …

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