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  • Russia's Usmanov to return James Watson's auctioned Nobel medal

    12/10/2014 5:33:30 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 28 replies
    BBC New ^ | 12/10/14 | BBC
    Russia's richest man has revealed that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal, and intends to return it to him. Steel and telecoms tycoon Alisher Usmanov said Mr Watson "deserved" the medal, and that he was "distressed" the scientist had felt forced to sell it. The medal, awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA, sold for $4.8m (Ł3m) at auction. The medal was the first Nobel Prize to be put on sale by a living recipient. The 1962 prize was awarded to Watson, along with Maurice Wilkins and Francis Crick, with each receiving...
  • Russia's Usmanov to give back Watson's auctioned Nobel medal

    12/09/2014 9:10:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Russia's richest man has revealed that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal, and intends to return it to him. Steel and telecoms tycoon Alisher Usmanov said Mr Watson "deserved" the medal, and that he was "distressed" the scientist had felt forced to sell it. The medal, awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA, sold for $4.8m (Ł3m) at auction. The medal was the first Nobel Prize to be put on sale by a living recipient....
  • James Watson and the PC Witch-hunters: Why he is selling his Nobel Prize medal

    12/04/2014 6:37:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2014 | James Lewis
    Let’s suppose that James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA together with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin, is wrong about race and intelligence. And let’s even suppose that it was immoral for him to say that this fact “makes me despair about Africa.” Does this abolish Dr. Watson’s free speech rights? No. Well, does James Watson merit the merry media witch hunt that has followed him, ever after making that Verboten remark, so that he is now known as “the disgraced scientist James Watson”? I do not think so. Media witch hunting is a fundamental wrong, no matter who...
  • Science: Nobel Prize-winning doctor backs Chris Christie’s quarantine plan

    10/30/2014 8:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This administration is fond of saying that its policy of opposing quarantining health care workers who may have come in contact with Ebola but embracing the internment of American soldiers in the same condition is based on “science.” Administration officials reportedly berated Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie for imposing a mandatory 21-day quarantine on potentially symptomatic care workers who were exposed to Ebola by saying that this policy “doesn’t comport with science.” White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest insisted that the president’s administration acquiesced to the quarantining of American soldiers who served in Ebola-affected regions only because they...
  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    JunkScience.com ^ | 10/24/14 | JunkScience.com
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Mann’s false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Coleman’s letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event “Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally” By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....
  • Nobel committee gets it right with peace prize this time (updated with strong dissent)

    10/10/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    The Nobel committee in charge of awarding the peace prize chose two non-controversial and politically correct recipients who have worked tirelessly for child rights around the world. Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, the 17 year old who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting the right of Pakistani girls to attend school, were named to receive the prestigious award. Yousafzai is the youngest peace prize winner in history. There were probably more deserving candidates, although the fact that peace in the world is decidedly lacking at the moment could have affected the choice....
  • Syria Is 7th Country Bombed By 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    09/23/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
  • Israeli ambassador: Our troops should get a Nobel Peace Prize for their 'unimaginable restraint'

    07/23/2014 12:26:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/22/2014 | Jon Terbush
    Israel's ambassador to the United States says the Israeli Defense Forces deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for showing so much restraint in the nation's ongoing conflict in Gaza. Speaking at a Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington on Tuesday, the ambassador, Ron Dermer, said that, "No military in history has taken greater care than the IDF to protect innocents of the other side." While admitting there had been heavy civilian casualties on the Palestinian side, he said the threat Hamas posed to Israel in some cases justified attacks even when those attacks jeopardized non-combatants. "Some are shamelessly accusing Israel...
  • Sowell: Gary Becker (1930-2014)

    05/05/2014 2:56:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 5, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that subject. More than half a century after Professor Becker's landmark work on the economics of discrimination, most controversies on that subject, both in the media and in politics, go on in utter ignorance of his penetrating insights. So do laws and policies that make discrimination...
  • Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83

    05/05/2014 2:37:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2014
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) — Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as the study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.</p> <p>Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at Northwestern Hospital from complications after an extended illness.</p>
  • Green Revolution leader Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

    03/26/2014 12:07:46 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON — The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding. Borlaug, who died in 2009, won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His likeness will join...
  • Putin for Nobel Prize?

    03/04/2014 3:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Radio New Zealand News ^ | March 4, 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize - but the conflict in Ukraine is also likely to be on the Nobel committee's agenda. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organisations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute's director, Geir Lundestad. Committee members who met on Tuesday added their own proposals with a focus on recent turmoil around the globe, Reuters reported. "Part of the purpose of the committee's first meeting is to take into account recent events, and committee members try to anticipate what could be the potential developments in...
  • Self-Esteem Begat the Selfie Generation

    01/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Breaking news: overpraising kids with low self-esteem might backfire. “While kids with high self-esteem seem to thrive with inflated praise, those with low self-esteem actually shrink from new challenges when adults go overboard on praising them.” So overpraising kids might be a bad thing? That’s something that every parent on the planet once knew instinctively before the sociologists, psychologists and other “ologists” grabbed the reins of childrearing. Does that mean everybody shouldn’t get an award? Nor is it surprising that the negative results of “overpraising,” aka false praise, effects kids with low self-esteem differently than their high-esteem peers. The kids...
  • Nobel Prize Winner In Medicine Is Telling Students Not To Stay In America

    11/20/2013 7:52:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2013 | Danny Vinik
    Yesterday afternoon, nine American Nobel laureates all gathered at the House of Sweden to share their work in an informal symposium. While much of the discussion was limited to the topic areas of certain laureates, one thing that almost all of them could agree on was that the federal government's reduction in research funding was a terrible development. James Rothman, who won the prize in medicine, believes that the cuts make the U.S. unable to retain the world's top young scientists. In fact, he said he now tells his students to go abroad. "I actually advise my students not to...
  • Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94

    11/17/2013 8:29:12 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 9 replies
    BBCNews ^ | 11/17/13
    British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94. A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she "passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of this morning". Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark.
  • Nobel Prize in Economics (my title)

    10/14/2013 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    Nobelprize.org ^ | 10/14/'13 | Nobelprize.org
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013 to Eugene F. Fama University of Chicago, IL, USA Lars Peter Hansen University of Chicago, IL, USA and Robert J. Shiller Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA "for their empirical analysis of asset prices”.
  • Nobel-Winning Physicist Rebukes Atheist Extremists

    10/13/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 18 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 13, 2013 | JP
    The atheist community hailed last year’s scientific confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson, for which the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs was co-recipient this past week of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Higgs had theorized, all the way back in 1964, that there must be something that gives subatomic particles their mass, which enables them to form atoms, which, in turn, form molecules, all of which is integral to creation as we know it. That something turned out to be the Higgs boson. And its discovery, declared Dan Barker, co-president of the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an...
  • Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

    10/10/2013 6:03:41 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 19 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/10/2013 | TT/The Local/dl
    Munro, 82, was called "The master of the contemporary short story" by Swedish Academy Permanent Secretary Peter Englund when he emerged to make the announcement at 1pm. Before he announced Munro's name, Englund let the room full of journalists know that the winner this year "would be a woman", prompting the room to erupt with cheers. Munro's writing career began when she was a teenager growing up in Ontario. She began studying journalism and English at the University of Western Ontario, but left university when she got married in 1951, eventually moving with her husband to British Columbia where they...
  • Why do Jews win so many Nobels?

    10/09/2013 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Joe Jitsu · 38 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/09/2013 | By Ruth Schuster
    <p>Jews make up only 0.2% of the world population, yet comprise 22% of Nobel laureates. What's the deal?</p> <p>Jews have a reputation for being smart. The fact that all three recipients of this year's Nobel prize for Chemistry are Jewish is yet another brick in the wall of that long-lived perception.</p>
  • Group petitions for Manning to receive Nobel Peace Prize

    08/12/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    A U.S. human rights group on Monday delivered a petition with more than 100,000 signatures urging that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize go to Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was convicted on espionage charges last month for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Norman Solomon, the co-founder of RootsAction, delivered the petition in Oslo, Norway, on Monday to the research director of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Prizes. Solomon said that Manning should receive the prize for exposing government secrecy and wrongdoing in the Iraq War. He argued that the Nobel committee’s selection of Manning...
  • South Sudan - Does Obama Want Jihad or Democracy?

    08/05/2013 1:42:22 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    Obama Tries To Return South Sudan Into Khartoum’s FoldBy Joe OdabyJuba, South Sudan – August 5, 2013 … In late-July 2013, the Obama Administration intensified its blatant intervention in the domestic political affairs of the Republic of South Sudan – a country considered a close friend of the United States. Washington intervened in an effort to sway the resolution of the government and political crises in Juba in favor of candidates and policies the Obama White House favor and against the democratically elected and widely supported President Kiir and his government. In the process, the Obama Administration made demands of...
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    USNews.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Lech Walesa snubs Obama, fellow Nobel winner

    05/27/2011 5:40:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 201 replies
    AFP/Breitbart ^ | 5/27/11
    Lech Walesa, Poland's Solidarity-era legend, ex-president and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner said Friday he would not accept an invitation to meet with fellow Nobel winner US President Barack Obama. "It's difficult to tell journalists what you'd like to say to the president of a superpower. This time I won't tell him, I won't meet him, it doesn't suit me," Walesa told Poland's public broadcaster TVP. Obama is due to arrive in Poland later Friday after the G8 summit in France. Walesa was originally scheduled to meet Obama Saturday along with other key figures in Poland's post-1989 transition from communism...
  • Professor Paul Rahe nails Obama

    12/12/2009 11:40:38 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 21 replies · 937+ views
    Powerline blog ^ | 12/12/09 | Paul Rahe
    A gentleman, they say, is a man who is never unintentionally rude. That Barack Obama is, in this sense, a gentlemen I do not doubt. As I argued here, our current President "is a man of rigid self-discipline," as is indicated by the fact "that we know next to nothing about his life apart from what he chose to impart in the two autobiographies he published. For a long time now, for longer than we can perhaps imagine, every move he has made has been carefully calculated, calibrated, and choreographed." In the series of posts on Obama's gestures, I have...
  • Don’t honour a Brussels office block – give the Nobel Prize to Maggie Thatcher

    10/15/2012 7:23:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/15/2012 | Boris Johnson
    The last time I looked, there were about seven billion people on this planet. There are all sorts of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Across the developing world, you will find gaunt and patient aid workers who have consecrated their lives to ending tribal conflicts. There are bone-nosed eco-warriors who are fighting to save the peoples of the rainforest from destruction. There are women who are struggling for female emancipation in Saudi Arabia. In tyrannies from Uzbekistan to North Korea, there are journalists risking their lives so the truth can be heard. There are good people battling every scourge,...
  • The Nobel Peace Prize Is a Joke

    10/13/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/12/2012 | Michael Moynihan
    Once again, the toothless committee of unexceptional Norwegians has bestowed the world’s highest honor not for achievement, but for expectation. Hey EU! Kissinger and Obama are waiting to congratulate you backstage. In case you thought the crumbling, ineffective, and overly-bureaucratic European Union was on life-support, the Eurozone in danger of splintering, and the single currency on the verge of collapse, a group of unexceptional Norwegians would like you to remember that the 27 member states of the EU are, in fact, the global bulwark against war and misery. But when the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on Friday that it...
  • European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize. EU Barf Alert!

    10/12/2012 1:38:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Voice of America ^ | October 12, 2012 | Staff
    The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its promotion of peace, democracy and human rights over the past six decades. The committee says it wanted to highlight the union's triumphs at a time of economic difficulty. But, the award's announcement has led some critics to question the EU's record on human rights. Nobel Prize Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland says the European Union has helped turn the continent from war to peace. "The European Union is currently undergoing grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees...
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 Robert J. Lefkowitz, Brian K. Kobilka (USA)

    10/10/2012 3:08:55 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 8 replies
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences ^ | 10 October 2012 | The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2012 to Robert J. Lefkowitz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA and Brian K. Kobilka, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA "for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors"
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 Haroche, David J. Wineland (France and USA)

    10/09/2012 3:40:47 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 28 replies
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences ^ | 9 oct 2012 | The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2012 to Serge Haroche Collčge de France and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France and David J. Wineland National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems" Particle control in a quantum world Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland have independently invented and developed methods for measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable.
  • Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Stem-Cell Work [ELIMINATES NEED FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!]

    10/08/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/12 | GAUTAM NAIK
    John B. Gurdon of the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in so-called cellular reprogramming, which has unleashed a wave of advances in everything from cloning to the possible treatment of diseases using stem cells.... It also allows scientists to create human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos, sidestepping an approach that has long been fraught with ethical controversies. Most important, perhaps, it has significantly advanced the prospect of using a patient's own mature cells to create fresh tissue and treat disease.
  • Once a Nazi, Always a Nazi: Former SS Member and Nobel winner Grass: 'Israel a threat

    04/05/2012 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/5/12 | Pamela Geller
    Former SS member and German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass labeled Israel a threat to world peace in a poem published Wednesday that drew sharp rebukes at home and from Israel. Not only does the AP leaves the SS factoid out of the headline; they don't mention it until the near bottom of their article.........talk about burying the lede. The AP didn't mention the fact that Guenter Grass was a member of "the Waffen-SS, the combat arm of the Nazis' paramilitary organization" until the very end of the article (as were the comments in defense of the tiny Jewish state)....
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Nobel Foundation to cut prize money by 20 pct

    06/11/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 5:54 PM EDT | unattributed
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The Nobel Foundation has decided to reduce the prize money of each of the six Nobel awards by 20 percent this year to 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) to help safeguard its long-term capital prospects. The board of directors also said Monday it wants to ensure the potential for achieving a good inflation-adjusted return on the Nobel Foundation's capital during the next several years.
  • ‘Peace, They Say’ (What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize?)

    03/25/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Andrew Roberts
    PEACE, THEY SAY: A HISTORY OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, THE MOST FAMOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PRIZE IN THE WORLD Jay Nordlinger What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize, which once was easily the world’s most prestigious award? Consider that in 1953, Albert Schweitzer and Gen. George C. Marshall were honored on the same day (with Winston Churchill winning the prize for literature, incidentally). Then fast-forward four decades to the 1990s when it was won by Yasser Arafat and Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the Guatemalan who supported murderous Communist guerrillas and has been accused of fabricating parts of her...
  • Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

    03/08/2012 7:11:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/08/2012 | AFP/The Local
    The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize. "Despite that many lively discussions have been held on whether the chosen Peace Prize laureates fulfilled the prescribed provisions, the Foundation does not consider that the prize decisions made by the Norwegian Nobel Committee have entailed any such deviation," it said in a statement. Swedish authorities had asked the foundation to look into claims from Fredrik Heffermehl, a lawyer and author of the book "The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted," that...
  • Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A total of 231 nominees are up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the Nobel Institute said on Monday, with Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning known to be on the list. 10:36AM GMT 27 Feb 2012 "As always, there are the usual 'nominees' and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP. With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes...
  • "Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost thousands of lives" Lawrence Solomon (Nobel scam)

    02/15/2012 11:58:03 AM PST · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 2-10-2012 | Lawrence Solomon
    Lawrence Solomon: The fallout of the Nobel scam of 1946 Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost thousands of lives Why do most people today, scientists included, believe that small doses of radiation are harmful to human health when no proof for this theory exists, and when mountains of evidence show the opposite — that small amounts of radiation actually promote health? After years of sleuthing into historical records, a scientist at the University of Massachusetts has found a smoking gun, involving a scientific scam in 1946 at the very highest echelons — the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm. In an...
  • Nobel peace prize jury under investigation(Gore, Obama unfit)

    02/01/2012 10:17:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 02/02/12 | KARL RITTER
    Nobel peace prize jury under investigation By KARL RITTER | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations. /snip For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al...
  • S. Korean ex-spy's asylum confirmed in U.S.(price of taking on a traitor)

    01/28/2012 6:02:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/24/12
    S. Korean ex-spy's asylum confirmed in U.S. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. court has upheld a 2008 ruling to grant political asylum to a former South Korean intelligence agent who claims to face threats from both South and North Korea, sources here said Tuesday. Kim Ki-sam, who left South Korea's state spy agency in 2000, applied for asylum in the U.S. in 2003, saying he would face persecution and prosecution if he was forced to return to South Korea because he had revealed information about secret operations to help then-President Kim Dae-jung win the Nobel Peace Prize. One...
  • RECOMMENDED READING: “Whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood, Nobel Peace Prize for a ‘Muslim Sister’”

    12/01/2011 11:28:28 AM PST · by bayouranger
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 11-30-11 | GlobalMB
    Scholar Valentina Colombo has published a commentary on Tawakkul Karman, who recently received the first Nobel prize awarded to a member of the Global Muslim Brotherhood. According to the article: Once again the West has chosen among the heroes and heroines of the “Arab Spring” the most politicized, and especially the closest, to its short-sighted policies in the Middle East. Unfortunately, as mentioned by al-Mashari Dhaid on the Arab international daily Asharq al-Awsat, we should never forget that the Nobel Prize for Peace is political, and it “is an instrument of soft pressure to fulfill a specific path of peace...
  • 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics (my title)

    10/10/2011 7:46:42 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Nobelprize.org ^ | 10/10/'11 | Nobelprize.org
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2011 to Thomas J. Sargent New York University, New York, NY, USA and Christopher A. Sims Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy"
  • Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel

    10/06/2011 9:06:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | 10/6/2011 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM — JERUSALEM (AP) - When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.</p>
  • Discoverer of 'Impossible' Crystals Gets Chemistry Nobel—And Last Laugh

    10/06/2011 9:38:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 5 October 2011 | Daniel Clery
    Enlarge Image Crystallized. Winner Daniel Shechtman and an atomic model of a quasicrystal (inset). Credit: The Ames Laboratory/DOE This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry goes to a scientist whose controversial discovery forced chemists to redefine the concept of a crystal. In 1982, Daniel Shechtman of the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa discovered an alloy of aluminum and manganese that appeared to have fivefold symmetry—that is, the atoms in it formed a pattern that appeared essentially the same when rotated by a fifth of a turn, or 72 degrees. Other researchers scoffed, as such arrangement was thought to be...
  • Natural quasicrystals discovered

    06/04/2009 9:06:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 771+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 04 June 2009 | Phillip Broadwith
    Scientists have discovered a rare form of solid - a quasicrystal - in a rock sample from Russia's Koryak mountains. Quasicrystals have unusual properties and have previously only been made in the laboratory. The discovery could redefine the field of mineralogy and expand our understanding of how quasicrystals form, leading to new applications.Quasicrystals are a type of solid with structures in between those of crystals and glasses. They are often compared to Penrose tilings, where two different shapes of tile are tessellated in patterns with local symmetry but more complex overall periodicity. The materials have interesting properties, often being harder or...
  • Carter: Obama Must Make Good On Nobel Prize And Back Palestinian Statehood

    10/07/2011 12:42:40 AM PDT · by edpc · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7 Oct 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. President Barack Obama needs to make good on the promises that won him the Nobel Peace Prize, fellow laureate and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said on Thursday. Carter called on the current American president to back the Palestinian’s bid to the UN for statehood and seize the opportunity provided by the Arab Spring to facilitate Palestinian-Israeli peace. The shaking up of authoritarian rule in the Arab world has created opportunities for resolving conflicts in the Middle East, Carter said, comparing the Arab Spring to the political reality in which he, as president, helped broker the peace treaty between...
  • Iowa State scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Award given for Shechtman's controversial 1982 discovery of quasicrystals. An Iowa State University scientist has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Daniel Shechtman was named the winner of the prize Wednesday for his 1982 discovery of quasicrystals, a chemical structure researchers previously thought was impossible. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Shechtman’s discovery showed atoms in a crystal could be packed in a pattern that could not be repeated. It was previously thought atoms were packed in crystals in symmetrical patterns. The discovery changed the way chemists look at solid matter...
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 Daniel Shechtman (Israel)

    10/05/2011 2:57:44 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The nobel Foundation ^ | oct 6, 2011 | staff
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel "for the discovery of quasicrystals" A remarkable mosaic of atoms In quasicrystals, we find the fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms: regular patterns that never repeat themselves. However, the configuration found in quasicrystals was considered impossible, and Daniel Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 has fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter.
  • Nobel physics prize honours accelerating Universe find (2 Americans, 1 Australian share prize)

    10/04/2011 11:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/04/2011 | Jason Palmer
    Three researchers behind the discovery that our Universe's expansion is accelerating have been awarded this year's Nobel prize for physics. Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the US and Brian Schmidt of Australia will divide the prize. The trio studied what are called Type 1a supernovae, determining that more distant objects seem to move faster. Their observations suggest that not only is the Universe expanding, its expansion is relentlessly speeding up. Prof Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded half the 10m Swedish krona (Ł940,000) prize, with Prof Schmidt of the Australian National University and Prof Riess...
  • When a Nobel Prize Isn’t Enough (Nobel Laureate Complains about GOP Blocking his nomination)

    06/06/2011 6:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/06/2011 | Peter A. Diamond
    LAST October, I won the Nobel Prize in economics for my work on unemployment and the labor market. But I am unqualified to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve — at least according to the Republican senators who have blocked my nomination. How can this be? The easy answer is to point to shortcomings in our confirmation process and to partisan polarization in Washington. The more troubling answer, though, points to a fundamental misunderstanding: a failure to recognize that analysis of unemployment is crucial to conducting monetary policy. In April 2010, President Obama nominated me to be one...
  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2009, Barack H. Obama [Has Obama now earned it?]

    05/07/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Nobel Prize.org ^ | December 10, 2009 | Speech by Thorbjřrn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
    On the 9th of October this year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 was to be awarded to President Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples". The question for the Committee was whether it would be bold enough to single out the most powerful man in the world, with the responsibility and the obligations that come with the office of the President of the United States. The Committee came to the conclusion that it must still be possible to award the Nobel Peace Prize to a...