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  • 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...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Needle in a haystack (redux)

     
    Bucky's back with this week's recap of The Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky ...The teams leave the Amsterdam pit stop for their next destination, Sweden, in the usual staggered fashion—12 hours after they checked in—and head for the airport....
  • Making peace with war

    What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes? For me, the question that immediately follows is: What kind of politics draws power from resources other than...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation

    Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe. "In the...
  • Nobel Prize for economics awarded to 2 U.S. economists

    Nobel Prize for economics awarded to 2 U.S. economists
    Alvin E. Roth of Harvard University and Lloyd Shapley of UCLA have been awarded the Nobel Prizein economics for their work in market design and matching theory, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Monday. Roth and Shapley's work focuses on...
  • The go-to guy: Peter Ueberroth

    The go-to guy: Peter Ueberroth
    So here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....
  • Budget troubles force Nobel Prizes to be cut back 20%

     
    Even the Nobel Prizes can't escape tightening their belts: The foundation behind the famous awards announced Monday that prize money awarded to its winners will be slashed by 20%, cutting the prestigious prizes back to roughly $1.1 million each....
  • Women's Rights Activists Win the Nobel Peace Prize

    Women's Rights Activists Win the Nobel Peace Prize
    (Reuters) - Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable female campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president....
  • 'The Essential Engineer' by Henry Petroski

    'The Essential Engineer' by Henry Petroski
    The Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf: 288 pp., $26.95 Henry Petroski, who has written several wonderful books about small things (toothpicks, pencils) and large things (bridges,...
  • Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'

    Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'
    President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today for what the Nobel committee called "his extraordinary efforts...
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Gandhi never won it

     
    by Mark Jacob With a Chicagoan -- President Barack Obama -- winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, it's fitting to take a deeper look at the world's most famous awards for peaceful human achievement. The fact that they were founded......
  • Obama: Nobel Prize for Peace

     
    By Mark Silva updated at 11:45 am, 2 and 3:45 pm EDT President Barack Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel......