Topic: Nobel Prize
Ig Nobel prize winners this year include a team who created a fire alarm using the smell of wasabi, research on the effects of withholding urine, and others. The light-hearted science prizes are funny, but also aim to make people think.
10/01/2011 01:42 am
Wangari Maathai, a 2004 Nobel peace prize winner, inspired a generation of Kenyan civic activists to challenge their leaders – both on the environment and on democratic reform.
09/26/2011 01:10 pm
If the president and GOP dig in their heels and wait for 2012 to decide who’ll get their way on creating job, others will have to fill the void.
09/20/2011 04:37 pm
Few remember the name Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, but he discovered vitamin C. Google honors the Hungarian scientist-turned-freedom-fighter-turned-covert-diplomat today with a citrus-packed doodle.
09/16/2011 10:45 am
Not yet, says our critic. But while we wait for the standout still to come, here are a few near misses.
09/08/2011 12:15 pm
Experts clash over the true nature of the economic downturn
09/06/2011 09:00 pm
If the wild plunges and rebounds in stock prices have made a yo-yo of your portfolio, welcome to a very big club. The gyrations in stock markets worldwide have forced investors everywhere to confront an uncomfortable reality: Short of stuffing your money in a bank or under your mattress, you have to cope with volatility and risk. Fortunately, there are ways to tame risk – even turn it to your advantage. Here are four steps that you can take to begin to reduce the risk of falling stock prices for your long-term portfolio:
09/06/2011 12:03 pm
Jorge Luis Borges, known for his speculative fiction writing, is celebrated with a Google Doodle today. The illustration resembles Borges' own work, a peek into the future from the perspective of a man alive before digital computers.
08/24/2011 12:30 pm
In Pictures Barack Obama's milestones
Modern theoretical physics owes its survival, in part, to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and ’70s.
07/19/2011 08:05 am