The Nobel Prize Blog

   27/12/2017 - 07:31 AM

Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

As the French chef Jérôme Brochot returns his Michelin star, here is a look at others who have turned down celebrated honors and awards.



   20/12/2017 - 07:45 PM

Attending the Nobel Prize Ceremony After Trump Snubbed the ...

The contrast between their warm celebration in Stockholm and their cold reception back home is a harbinger of the United States? future irrelevance.



   07/12/2017 - 01:34 AM

Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace ...

The politician, Carl I. Hagen, opposes immigration and Islam, denies climate change and supports President Trump.



   22/11/2017 - 07:00 PM

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare ...

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.



   18/11/2017 - 07:30 PM

Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

The president won?t meet this year?s American laureates, no surprise for ?a very intelligent person? with no need for science.



   04/11/2017 - 11:00 AM

Why So Many People Choose the Wrong Health Plans

You might wonder how anyone can say that the choice of one plan over another is ?wrong.? But many people are paying more money for virtually the same coverage.



   26/10/2017 - 05:02 PM

Isabella L. Karle Dies at 95; Findings on Molecules Helped ...

Her husband was disappointed that her work, which aided in the development of drugs for illnesses, was not cited by the Nobel committee.



   25/10/2017 - 11:56 AM

Albert Einstein?s ?Theory of Happiness? Fetches $1.56 ...

Out of change for a tip in Tokyo in 1922, the physicist offered a bellboy some advice scribbled on hotel notepaper. This week it was auctioned.



   13/10/2017 - 03:03 PM

Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things

The Nobel Prize winner talks about quirks, nudges and ?fun money,? all staples of the field he helped create, behavioral economics.



   10/10/2017 - 07:21 AM

The Art of Thinking Well

How do you persuade people? It?s not always by presenting the facts.