Nobel Prize

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria—and Won a Nobel
October 06, 2015

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 discovered the most powerful anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

Giving Malala Yousafzai the Nobel Could Rob Her of Power
October 13, 2014

If all Pakistan has to offer is one seventeen-year-old girl, then we're really in trouble. 

Meet This Year's Nobel Prize Winner for Literature
October 09, 2014

He is among the most playful and original theorists of fiction at work in any language.

Nobel Prize in Literature Predictions Are Almost Always Wrong
October 08, 2013

As several people have pointed out, the folks who concoct Nobel Prize for Literature odds most likely haven't done much reading.

Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013
August 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney was the lyrical Virgilian guide for a bewildered Irish generation.

An Obnoxious Atheist Insulted Islam, and This is What Happened
August 12, 2013

Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist and troublemaker, has caused quite a stir with something he tweeted (and subsequently deleted) last week. "All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge," he wrote.

Why Nobel Prize Oddsmakers are Usually So Wrong
October 11, 2012

Here’s why the smart money is usually wrong when it comes to predicting Nobel Prize winners.