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Sri Sri and the Herd that follows

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said in an interview that he rejected Nobel Peace Price some time back. Also he said that Malala Yousafzai should not have been awarded the prize when asked specific question on Malala. 184 more words


On the (In)Ability of Scientists to Give Good Public Talks

When I was an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University, the now-more-famous physicist Lawrence Krauss was head of the Physics department. Somehow, he managed to arrange a panel of about six Nobel Prize Winners (probably in physics) to give a panel discussion. 432 more words


Book Review: In the Cafe of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano’s oeuvre has an odd cumulative effect: the more books you read by him, the more you like him. The novels occupy special places in his body of work, complementing each other. 314 more words


Lecții de viață

Habar nu am ce mi-a venit să citesc următoarele 3 cărți, dar știu ca subiectul m-a făcut să înțeleg ce înseamnă ISIS și cât rău poate să facă. 434 more words

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Nobelcenter - Stockholmarna: 1-0

Jag följde debatten om Nobelcenter via webbTV sent igår kväll. (Bra service att sända ut sammanträdena!) Oavsett det sakfrågan gällde: (m) och (c) men framför allt (s), och i synnerhet Jan Valeskog, visade ett fullkomligt bottenlöst förakt för väljare och medborgare, experter, fakta och vissa kolleger. 976 more words


The End of a Fairy Tale: A Realistic Look at Myanmar’s Political Future

Grant Welby, JHU:

In recent months, much well deserved praise has been given to the government and people of the nation of Myanmar. On November 8th of 2015 the people of Myanmar held their first free and open elections in nearly 25 years and chose in overwhelming fashion to elect the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by famed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to power. 1 221 more words

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Gdje im je bila pamet? ’Nevjerojatni’ istraživački projekti ipak dobivaju godišnje Ig Nobelove nagrade.

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