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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • HdG celebrates November with another First Fridays

    Today, dear readers, Is All Saint's Day. Thursday, Oct. 31 commenced the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. Not associated with Halloween, but based upon Aztec and Mesoamerican faiths, the day honors the lives of deceased...
  • Edgewood lab part of Nobel Peace Prize winner's weapons monitoring network

    Edgewood lab part of Nobel Peace Prize winner's weapons monitoring network
    When the Nobel Prize committee announced on Oct. 11 that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had won the 2013 Peace Prize, members of a Harford County laboratory rejoiced. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Forensic Analytical...
  • Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists

    Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists
    Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets. The insight has...
  • Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of
    Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes. More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...
  • Council candidate Smith sees himself as 'regular guy'

    Council candidate Smith sees himself as  'regular guy'
    With a name like John Smith, the shtick about being the "every man" writes itself. For John Mathew Smith, a City Council candidate running for a seat in Ward 1 in this November's election, it's not a gimmick; it's the truth. "I'm a regular guy who...
  • Baltimore whiz kid now a Utah eye surgeon

    Baltimore whiz kid now a Utah eye surgeon
    As a high school senior at Baltimore City College in 1989, Bala Ambati had some rather lofty goals, telling the yearbook he aspired "to become a doctor, win the Nobel Prize and help humanity." By then Ambati already stood apart from his 12th grade-...
  • The road to peace does not start with war

    The road to peace does not start with war
    When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...
  • Obama has mishandled Syria

    Obama has mishandled Syria
    I am outraged by the use of gas by the Syrian government but equally outraged by the administration's mishandling of the whole process. Of course the U.S. should take some type of action ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). But President Barack Obama should...
  • Mad scientists and mutants unwrap 'Gift of Forgotten Tongues' [Theater review]

    Mad scientists and mutants unwrap 'Gift of Forgotten Tongues' [Theater review]
    If you like sci-fi mixed in with surreal choreography and a complicated father-daughter relationship, you're going to love "Gift of Forgotten Tongues," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Sept. 28. Written by New York-based playwright Fengar...
  • Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy

    Obama needs to learn the virtues of 'big stick' diplomacy
    When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...