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2009-04-20 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced the election of leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

2009-03-17 07:05:00

It was the Great Depression in rural Minnesota; from her small cabin with no utilities, Martha Linsley, a certified teacher, fought school district administrators for the right to home-school her two children; defending her gifted son, who would eventually be nominated for a Nobel Physics Prize, she was threatened with fines - and even jail time (http://www.deardaddy.com) PARK RAPIDS, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Martha Linsley brought her two children, Ruth and John, to the tiny...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Nobel laureate, creator of femtochemistry, global speaker and advocate for science education will be honored at Heritage Day 2009, a full-day ceremony beginning with the 12th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan.

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2008-12-18 16:33:32

A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that Nobel Prize jurors are under investigation on suspicion of bribery for accepting all-expense-paid visits to China in 2006 and 2008 to discuss the awards.

2008-11-11 12:00:08

STOCKHOLM, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca AB, Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB today announced the launch of a global co-operation that aims to increase the general public's understanding of and interest in the achievements of the Nobel Laureates within the fields of Physiology or Medicine and to further explain the benefits of the discoveries made.

2008-10-21 18:00:17

Hollywood film star and singer Scarlett Johansson has agreed to act as co-host of the Nobel Peace Concert in Oslo this December. Diana Ross is scheduled to headline the Dec. 11 concert, which is to take place the day after the Nobel prizes are handed out, the BBC said Tuesday.

2008-10-14 00:00:19

World in brief STOCKHOLM Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, has won the Nobel Prize in economics for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity.

2008-10-13 09:00:03

A U.S. economist received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of international trade and economic geography, the Nobel Foundation said Monday.

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced.

2008-10-09 12:00:19

By KARL RITTER STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two scientists who have won acclaim for research into the growth of cancer cells could be candidates for the Nobel Prize in medicine when the 2008 winners are presented Monday, kicking off six days of Nobel announcements. Australian-born U.S.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.