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Nobel Prize

Today in Depressing

Authors Doris Lessing, Barbara Park Pass Away

Doris Lessing and Barbara Park. One a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, the other a best-selling author of children’s books. We’re sad to report that both of them have gone to that great book store in the sky.


million dollar lady

Author Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

Girls just wanna have the highest literary honor in the world.


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Things We Saw Today: A Pendant for that Game of Thrones Loving Neck You Know

You can find this mothery dragony pendant at Pendant Lab on Etsy.


so long and thanks for all the fish

R.I.P. Oldest Living Nobel Prize Winner, Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini

Yesterday, at the age of 103, Rita Levi-Montalcini died the longest lived Nobel Prize Winner in history, the tenth woman to be elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the co-discoverer of nerve growth factor, and a woman who refused to let her father’s ideas about gender or a state’s ideas about race keep her from doing some pretty great science.


Clever Girl

Meet 102-Year-Old Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Who Might Know How to Live Forever

Rita Levi-Montalcini, who will turn 103 on April 22, is the longest-living women to have won the Nobel Prize (for Physiology or Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor, or NGF, a protein crucial for the growth, maintenance, and survival of neurons. She now continues to work every day as a Senator for Life in Italy. The fact that Levi-Montalcini discovered NGF (along with Stanley Cohen) is making people wonder: Has this woman unlocked one of the secrets to longevity? Exhibit A: She’s about to turn 103 and still goes to work every day.


And That's Terrible

J.R.R. Tolkien Was Passed Over For A Nobel Prize In 1961 For Lord of the Rings

A Nobel Prize is a goal people in many fields dream about throughout their career, but few actually achieve or live to see. Someone famous who came close? The Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly released documents have surfaced that reveal the fantasy author was nomniated for a Nobel in literature in 1961 and passed over by the comittee. And oh yeah, he was endorsed by friend and fellow author, C.S. Lewis