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2019 Nobel Prize: How Research Is Key to Ending Global Poverty

The recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics are advancing the need for research on what works and what doesn’t in poverty alleviation: something Compassion is actively practicing! Read the full article: 2019 Nobel Prize: How Research Is Key to Ending Global Poverty
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Greta Thunberg Didn't Win the Nobel Peace Prize. Good.

On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. He won for helping de-escalating long-simmering tensions with neighboring Eritrea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Abiy Ahmed Ali He

Two Authors Just Won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s What to Know About Them

Austrian novelist Peter Handke and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, the academy said Thursday.
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Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobile revolution would not have been quite so revolutionary. Fortunately the rechargeable lithium-ion battery was invented — a decades-long task for which three men have just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize this year honors M. Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino, all of whom contributed to the development of wha...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Batteries, Battery, Whittingham, John Goodenough, Nobel Prize, Lithium-ion, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham John Goodenough, Fred Gamble

Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read more...
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Decades later, inventors of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The three scientists credited with inventing the rechargeable lithium-ion battery used in virtually every electric device today have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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3 Scientists Share Nobel Prize in Chemistry For Their Work With Lithium-Ion Batteries

The committee said lithium-ion batteries 'have revolutionized our lives'
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How a Nobel Prize winner moves from data to discovery

In 2018, Dr. Jim Allison was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering an effective way to attack cancer through immunology. In pursuing this discovery, he recruited other scientists who were curious, who cared about and were committed to science. "You have to put up with a lot of failure, 'cause if you're not, you're probably doing boring stuff," Allison says. Breakthrough Movie, Scientific Cancer Film, Woody Harrelson Breakthrough Movie, S...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Data, Discovery, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Woody Harrelson, Allison, Jim Allison, Nobel Prize, Human body

2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
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Nobel Prize awarded to physicists who changed our understanding of the cosmos

Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in unraveling what the universe is made of, and for being the first to discover an exoplanet.
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Hypoxia researchers win 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Nobel recognizes breakthrough insights into cell's perception and response to changes in oxygen levels. Too title oxygen is a problem. Also too much. Their research unveiled a genuine "textbook discovery." None The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine has just been awarded to three scientists from the U.S. and U.K. working independently on the same problem: How cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. They've unveiled the series of molecular events that allow cells to assess and respond to changi...
Tags: Medicine, Genetics, Medical Research, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, Molecular Biology, Nobel Prize, Human body, Hypoxia, Cell oxygen

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 Scientists for Oxygen Research

STOCKHOLM — The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin, Jr, Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza. They received the award jointly for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability,” the Nobel Committee announced Monday. Two of the scientists, Kaelin and Semenza,…
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Great risk for great gain: Immigrants and innovators are psychologically the same

Every American, without exception, is an immigrant. Native Americans immigrated 13,000 years ago, and everybody else has immigrated within the last 400 years.The decision to emigrate is made by people who are healthy, strong, willing to undertake risks, and face the unknown. Those are also essential qualities for innovating.It's no coincidence that the great majority of American Nobel Prize winners are either first-generation immigrants or the children of first-generation immigrants. ...
Tags: Psychology, Race, Immigration, United States, Innovation, Refugees, Humanity, Nobel Prize, Global Issues

Objective reality may not exist, European researchers say

In 1961, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner proposed a thought experiment by which the reality of two observers can diverge by measuring a single photon. Researchers recently tested Wigner's thought experiment and concluded that realities can be made irreconcilable. Do these results put the entire scientific method at risk? Let's not get ahead of ourselves. None Objective reality cannot be known. It's the kind of statement you expect to hear from a sophomore postmodernist or nihilists a...
Tags: Science, Discovery, Physics, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Bob, Senses, Alice, Schrodinger, University of Innsbruck, Nobel Prize, Eugene Wigner, Wigner, Big Problems, Martin Ringbauer

The missing "puzzle" page of Einstein’s unified theory of everything found

The Hebrew University makes public 110 new pages of Einstein's writings.Among the writings is a famously-missing page of calculations on the unified theory.Other papers by Einstein talk of politics and personal observations. None It's easy to wonder what Einstein, one of the world's most brilliant minds ever, would have come up with had he lived longer. Maybe he would have figured out the still-elusive theory of everything – not an unlikely feat for the creator of such transformative ideas as t...
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Co-Inventor of the World's First Handheld Electronic Calculator Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of three people at Texas Instruments credited with inventing the world’s first handheld electronic calculator in the 1960s, died at a Dallas hospital on February 27. Merryman was 86 years old.Read more...
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Do events like Davos really make a difference?

The World Economic Forum is held every January in the Swiss resort of Davos. Since 1971, world leaders have travelled deliberate on the big social and economic questions of our times. Attended by politicians, Nobel Prize laureates and billionaire philanthropists, this forum has set itself the noble task to improve the state of the world.Funded primarily by Qatari business, the December Doha Forum acts as a global platform for policy discussion. With Russian funding, the October Rhodes Forum tout...
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"Japan’s Abe won’t confirm Trump Nobel Prize nomination, but media reports say he did."

WaPo reports.Abe’s reluctance to confirm the story is understandable, as he negotiates a fine line between flattering Trump’s ego and appearing too deferential in front of his own electorate....In Seoul, a spokesman for President Moon Jae-in was asked if the South Korean leader might have been the one to nominate Trump. The spokesman, Kim Eui-keum, said that as far as he knows, Moon hadn’t done so. “However, President Moon has been emphasizing how President Trump has made a huge contribution to ...
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"When I came into office, I met right there in the Oval Office with President Obama. And I sat in those beautiful chairs."

Said Trump — WaPo transcript — who seemed to be flying high at the end of his Q&A session after his speech today. And we talked. It was supposed to be 15 minutes. As you know, it ended up being many times longer than that. And I said, "What's the biggest problem?" He said, "By far, North Korea." And I don't want to speak for him. But I believe he would have gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. In fact, he told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea....
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Real-Life Expanding Brain Technique Is Blowing Some Minds

It’s now possible to image an entire fly brain in just a few days, according to a new study—this might sound like a long time, but is in fact an incredible accomplishment, when you consider that the process would otherwise take weeks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Neurology, Brains, Microscopy, Nobel Prize

Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries. None Is history just a collection of barely-connected events that recur because humans can't really learn to do better or does it have an arc that bends towards progress and a better fate for humanity? O...
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How President Woodrow Wilson tried to end all wars once and for all

President Wilson proposed "Fourteen Points" at the end of World War I.He wanted an organization created – the League of Nations – to settle international disputes.The League was a precursor to the United Nations, but the U.S. never actually joined it. None Coming out of the horrendous calamity of World War I, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, developed a vision for an international world order that could prevent future war. He was passionate about the creation of the Leagu...
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7 scientists we are thankful for this Thanksgiving

We admire people who make a big show of their altruism, but some of the most praiseworthy accomplishments occur outside popular attention.This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to seven scientists who made the world a safer, healthier place to live.While there is still a lot of progress to make, the combination of science and humanism continues to improve the world and our lot in it at an unprecedented scale."Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates...
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Yuri Orlov – The Cornell physicist who was arrested by the KGB and exiled to Siberia

Physicist Yuri Orlov fought for human rights during the Cold War.He was arrested by the KGB and exiled to Siberia.Orlov's story can inspire scientists to fight for their beliefs. None The midterm elections saw 9 new scientists elected to Congress, a positive trend in the anti-science climate supported by the White House. Scientists are prepared to fight. They can take some inspiration from Yuri Orlov.An accelerator physicist suddenly acquired viral fame as a tweet about him highlighted a very un...
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Scientists can now map molecular structures in minutes

X-ray crystallography allows scientists to accurately map molecular structures, but the process is slow thanks to the need to grow sufficiently sized crystals.Two independent research teams have discovered a way to use electron diffraction to accurately map molecular structures with incredibly small samples.The results of their research have been published in both Angwandte Chemie and ChemRxiv.People tend to think of x-rays, if they think of them at all, as a quick-and-easy way to snapshot hidde...
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Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s.The number 1/137 might hold the clues to the Grand Unified Theory.Relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics are unified by the number. None Does the Universe around us have a fundamental structure that can be glimpsed through special numbers?The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) famously thought so, saying there is a number that all theoretical physicists of worth should "worry about". He called it "one o...
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How to Get Nominated for a Nobel Prize

The final Nobel winner of 2018 has been announced, and it’s not you. How do you get your own Nobel (which includes a million bucks and a medal)? Well, for that you’d have to significantly contribute to the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, or economics; reach a high point in an impressive literary career; or…Read more...
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Who gets the Nobel Prize for Literature this year?

Nobody. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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American Researchers William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Win Nobel Prize for Economics for Work on Technology and Climate Change

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer were recognized for their work on the economic impacts of environmental and technological change
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Here’s who won the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science and why

Thanks to the achievements of this year's winners of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine, we can better fight caner, probe quantum biology, and manufacture greener chemicals. One winner also includes the first female recipient in physics in 55 years. The post Here’s who won the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science and why appeared first on Digital Trends.
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