Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize winner James Watson, the "Father of DNA"

‘Father of DNA’ James Watson Stripped of Awards for Remarks on Race

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, often referred to as the “Father of DNA,” has been stripped of several awards and dumped by the lab he led throughout his career after he made remarks on the connections between race and IQ in a recent PBS documentary.

This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85.

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Trump’s Victory: A Rebellion Against Silicon Valley

Donald Trump won a Republican White House, Senate and House because he led a rebellion against the Democrats’ embrace of Silicon Valley’s business model, which profits from global trade, offshore labor and foreign skilled workers.


‘Strange States’ of Matter Earns British Trio Nobel Physics Prize

(AFP) – The study of “strange states” of matter, which may one day yield superfast computers, earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday. The trio, all based in the US working

Elie Wiesel

Israelis Mourn Elie Wiesel As One Of Their Own

Ynetnews reports: Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but on Sunday the country mourned the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate as though it had lost a national icon. A frequent visitor who was fluent in Hebrew, Wiesel

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Young Israeli Genius Making Breakthroughs In Neuroscience

Ynetnews reports:  At the age of 16, while Amir Goldenthal’s friends were busy with matriculation exams, he was at the end of the first year of undergraduate physics – and starting his doctorate. The unprecedented decision by the heads of

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Rudyard Kipling’s Son’s Remains Found from WWI

At the height of his career Rudyard Kipling was Britain’s most popular writer. The first Briton to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he remains the youngest ever winner.

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Nobel Prize For Economics Still Contentious After 75 Winners

For economists, who often disagree with one another and get their forecasts wrong, the idea of a Nobel Prize for economics remains controversial after 75 years. This year’s winner of the “Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”

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Belarusian Nobel Winner Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when she won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature for her work that portrayed the cruel reality of living in the Soviet Union. She documents experiences of between 500 and 700 people for each book.

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Angela Merkel Tipped For 2015 Nobel Peace Prize – Report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the favourite for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Kristian Berg Harpviken. Mrs Merkel, whose pro-migration policies have already seen the outbreak of violence, indigenous population evictions, and

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Nobel Laureate: Girls Are Trouble In The Laboratory

My hero of the week is 72-year old Nobel-prizewinning scientist Sir Tim Hunt who this week went public at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Korea on the three main problems he has encountered during a lifetime working with