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Benefits Of Chocolate Includes More Nobel Laureates
2012-10-11 12:56:09

[ Watch the Video: Chocolate-Eating Countries Have More Nobel Prize Winners ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research from the New England Journal of medicine suggests that Cathy (from the comic strip “Cathy”) could one day win the next Nobel prize. Certain plant-based foods, such as green tea, fruits and, oh yes, chocolate and red wine have already been shown to improve cognitive function and even stave off the risk of dementia. The...

2008-11-26 13:17:39

The U.K. production company October Films says it has been commissioned to produce a documentary about French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The 90-minute film marks the company's first commission from Nobel Media AB, which is responsible for producing the official Nobel TV programs. Le Clezio, who is the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has published more than 30 books, including volumes of short stories, novels, essays, prefaces and reviews. He is also the author of several...

2008-10-09 09:00:04

French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden announced Thursday. In making the announcement, the foundation said Le Clezio was an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy (and an) explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization." Born in Nice, Le Clezio has published about 30 books, including short stories, novels, essays, two translations on the subject of Indian...

2008-10-03 09:00:09

By Deseret News editorial Alfred Nobel -- father of the Nobel Prize in literature -- invented dynamite. And this past week, the top member of the jury in that competition lit a few fuses and set off some charges. Horace Engdahl said American writers are "too sensitive to trends in their own mass culture" and that drags down the quality of their writing. He added that the "ignorance" of American writers is "restraining." Needless to say, American writers and academics responded with...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Malin Rising; Hillel Italie STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S. National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me, and I'll send him a reading list." As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year's award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: The top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S. National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me and I'll send him a reading list." As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year's award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said it's no...

2005-12-07 13:00:01

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ailing British playwright Harold Pinter used his Nobel prize lecture on Wednesday to deliver a fierce attack on U.S. foreign policy and urge the unflinching pursuit of truth to restore "the dignity of man." Forbidden by doctors from going to Stockholm to receive the 10 million crown ($1.28 million) literature prize, 75-year-old Pinter, who has been battling cancer for years, sent a video recording showing him in a wheelchair with his legs under...

2005-11-30 13:02:38

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ill health has forced British playwright Harold Pinter to cancel all public appearances linked to his Nobel Prize for Literature, the Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday. Pinter had already pulled out of the award ceremony and banquet, but had been due in Stockholm to give the traditional Nobel literature lecture. This was canceled too. "His doctors have forbidden him to travel at this time," the Foundation said in a statement. A pre-recorded speech will instead...


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