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Kenya: Raila or Uhuru, Kenyans Will Lose Again in 2017 - ‎May 28, 2016‎
In 1997, for example, renowned environmentalist Prof Wangari Maathai who would proceed to win the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2004, ran for president but only gathered a handful of votes. Whatever side of the political divide the elites belong, they all ...

This Guy Got Himself Stung 1000 Times For Science—Here's What He Learned

Smithsonian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The sting of the artistic wasp, also a 2, is described thusly, “Pure, then messy, then corrosive. Love and marriage followed by divorce.
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Obama's talk on nukes at Hiroshima to clash with reality

CBS News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Far from backing up the vision of a world without nuclear bombs that Obama laid out in a 2009 speech that helped secure a Nobel Peace Prize, his near-finished presidency has seen a multibillion-dollar modernization of the U.S. nuclear force. Watching ...

Stung for Science: Meet the Man Who Measures Pain

Live Science - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Schmidt pain index, which earned the researcher a 2015 Ig Nobel Prize (awarded to scientists for humorous-sounding research), ranges from 1 to 4, or from mild to excruciating.
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iPhone 8 and beyond: Future smartphone developments, from graphene and lithium-air batteries to holograms, OLED ...

Macworld UK - ‎May 19, 2016‎
... that graphene is British - sort of. It was discovered by the Soviet-born physicist Andre Geim at the University of Manchester, where it continues to be studied.

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, 75, Philadelphia poet - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The list is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan. Poet Michael McClure said of him: "If Nobel Prizes were given for genius in theater and poetry, Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore would be a Nobel Laureate." He and his wife ...

The Secret Jokes Scientists Slip Into Research Papers Are Delightfully Nerdy—Here's Proof

Slate Magazine - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Annals, meanwhile, oversees the annual Ig Nobel prizes, awarded for “achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

Newser - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Far from backing up the vision of a world without nuclear bombs that Obama laid out in a 2009 speech that helped secure a Nobel Peace Prize, his near-finished presidency has seen a multibillion-dollar modernization of the U.S. nuclear force. Japan's ...

WATCH: 5 punch-ups in other countries' Parliaments

News24 - ‎May 18, 2016‎
In 1995 the Parliament was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for "peace" by showing that "that politicians gain more by punching, kicking and gouging each other than by waging war against other nations".

Another Day, Another Brexit Forecast - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Bank of England and the IMF have spoken about the potential costs of Brexit but have not presented forecasts. Mind that such apparently small figures can be misleading: as Nobel-prize winning economist, Paul Krugman notes in this context “2% is a lot”.

Probiotics Won't Fix All Your Health Problems

FiveThirtyEight - ‎May 18, 2016‎
You can now pop a capsule, swig a fruit drink or eat an energy bar that's been spiked with probiotics, which the World Health Organization defines as “live microorganisms” that “confer a health benefit on the host” as long as enough of them enter the ...
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Startup: Patents, trademarks can be mortgaged soon to raise funds

Times of India - ‎May 16, 2016‎
"If Nobel prize could be given to a Chinese herbal expert and world over it is accepted that there is a scientific remedy available using these herbs.
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US Ready to Arm New Libyan Govt in Fight Against ISIS

Town Hall - ‎May 18, 2016‎
OK Kerry and the Nobel Prize winner, I see two choices for Libya, go in with full US military power and take the place. Turn it into the 51st state and keep the oil.

Lenny Dykstra: How Can MLB Hall of Fame Leave Out Rose, Bonds and Clemens?

Breitbart News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Dykstra explained how everyone in the league was taking amphetamines in the 1980s, and questioned what the threshold is to allow players in the MLB Hall of Fame, which is missing, as Dykstra put it, the three best players to play the game in Barry ...

The Zen of Quantum Physics - ‎May 19, 2016‎
... Secret with the topical quotes from 'international coaches and speakers' like (I am paraphrasing) “new discoveries in quantum physics prove that our thoughts create our realities” or from Ig Nobel prize winner Deepak Chopra for this brilliant piece ...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Team Awarded Patent for Reprogramming Skin Cells

Benzinga - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), they were first created in 2007 by Shinya Yamanaka's team at Kyoto University in Japan, which inserted extra copies of four known stem cell genes into human skin cells. (Yamanaka shared the 2012 Nobel Prize ...

Lacking New Ideas, G7 To Agree On 'Go-Your-Own-Way' Approach - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Finance leaders gathering in Sendai, northeast Japan, sought advice from prominent academics, including Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, on ways to boost growth in an informal symposium ahead of an official G7 meeting on Friday.
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Tutti gli appuntamenti e manifestazioni di sabato 28 e domenica 29 maggio in Riviera e Côte d'Azur (Comunicati Stampa) (Blog) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Interventi di Rossano Ercolini, presidente di 'Zero Waste Europe' e vincitore del Goldman Environmental Prize 2013, ed Enzo Favoino, ricercatore e coordinatore scientifico di Zero Waste Europe. Sala consiliare del ... Evento letterario, gastronomico ...