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  • Bakuage Offers Prize of 120 Million JPY to Whoever Solves Collatz Conjecture, Math Problem Unsolved for 84 Years

    08/26/2021 4:17:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
    prnewswire. com ^ | 7/7/2021 | Staff
    NEWS PROVIDED BY Bakuage Co., Ltd. Jul 07, 2021, 03:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE TOKYO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- - Highest Prize for Any Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - Bakuage Co., Ltd. headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, announced on July 7, 2021, that it is offering a prize of 120 million Japanese yen (*) to anyone who has revealed the truth of the Collatz conjecture, an unsolved mathematical problem. (*) 120 million Japanese yen is about US$1,085,000 (1US$=JPY110.50 as of June 29, 2021). Image: - What is Collatz conjecture? The Collatz conjecture is one of unsolved problems in mathematics....
  • Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For 'Speaking Truth To Power' Amid Pandemic

    02/15/2021 8:16:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    npr ^ | 02/15/2015 | Daniel Estrin
    America's top infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci received a prestigious $1 million Israeli prize Monday, along with six other researchers who shared two additional $1 million prizes for their contributions to health and medicine. The Dan David Prize, affiliated with Tel Aviv University, said it honored Fauci for his career in public health and "speaking truth to power" during the politicized COVID-19 crisis. Fauci "is the consummate model of leadership and impact in public health," the awards committee said in a statement.
  • Nobel Prize in Physics honors research on black holes

    10/06/2020 7:59:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Physics Today ^ | 10/6/2020 | Heather Hill , Andrew Grant
    Roger Penrose’s theoretical work demonstrated the objects could form. Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez independently discovered a supermassive one at the center of the Milky Way. Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez are to be awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their theoretical and observational work on black holes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday. Penrose will receive half the 10 million Swedish krona (roughly $1.1 million) prize; Ghez and Genzel will share the other half. Penrose, of the University of Oxford, helped place the previously idealized concept of a black hole on sound...
  • Pioneering gravity research snags $3 million physics Breakthrough Prize

    09/10/2020 2:48:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 09/10/2020 | Mike Wall
    Eric Adelberger, Jens Gundlach and Blayne Heckel won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics "for precision fundamental measurements that test our understanding of gravity, probe the nature of dark energy and establish limits on couplings to dark matter," Breakthrough Prize representatives announced today (Sept. 10). The trio, leaders of the Eöt-Wash research group at the University of Washington in Seattle, has built equipment sensitive enough to measure gravity, the weakest of nature's four fundamental forces, at incredibly short distances. Such work has helped shape physicists' big-picture understanding of the universe. For example, take the team's research into Isaac Newton's...
  • Nobel prize committee's credibility is on the line

    09/10/2020 9:10:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/2020 | RICHARD GRENELL
    When Norwegian parliamentarian Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, the president's critics went into shock on social media. The criticism, of course, did not respond to Tybring-Gjedde's specific citations of Trump's role in brokering a landmark normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, or the conflict between North and South Korea. Trump's critics instead attacked the credibility of Tybring-Gjedde, who serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and expressed disbelief that Trump could possibly share the same prize...
  • Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following Israel-UAE deal

    09/09/2020 2:27:49 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/09/20 | Jerusalem Post
    Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, submitted the nomination. A move that will cause liberals to blow a gasket.
  • Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who named quarks, dies at 89

    05/26/2019 11:07:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/26/19
    Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died. He was 89. Gell-Mann died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, and the California Institute of Technology, where he taught for decades. The cause was not disclosed. Gell-Mann transformed physics by devising a method for sorting subatomic particles into simple groups of eight, based on electric charge, spin and other characteristics. He called his method the “eightfold way” after...
  • Nobel Chief Finally Admits He Regrets Giving Obama the Peace Prize

    01/04/2019 11:15:53 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 93 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 3, 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    Anyone with half an ounce of brains immediately knew in 2009 that the Nobel Peace Prize committee was making itself look foolish for giving Barack Obama its top award even though he had only been president for about five minutes. Now the group's former secretary is admitting that the whole thing was a huge mistake. Nobel's former secretary, Geir Lundestad, told the media that he thought giving Obama the award would spur him to great accomplishments. Instead, Obama did nothing of note over the next eight years. Lundestad addressed the foolhardy decision in his recently published autobiography, according to the...
  • Obama Gets New Peace Prize Despite Hundreds Of Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes

    08/06/2018 1:27:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2018 | Benny Johnson
    Former President Barack Obama has received another peace prize. The former president was named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate Monday. The award honors those who "work toward a more just and peaceful world." The RFK nonprofit tweeted that it is "honored to present Barack Obama" with the award. [Snip] Obama will officially be presented with the award by Ethel Kennedy in December at the organization's annual gala. Obama infamously was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency. Obama faced criticism for multiple human rights abuses during his tenure as commander in chief....
  • North Korea Summit: Jimmy Carter Says Deal Might Make Trump Nobel Prize Worthy

    05/22/2018 9:21:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joe Difazio
    Former President Jimmy Carter believes that President Donald Trump has a legitimate case to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize if he brokers a denuclearization deal with North Korea. Carter won the award in 2002. “If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Carter to Politico Magazine’s “Off Message” Podcast. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.” Trump is set to meet with...
  • Michigan to Offer Prize in fight Against Invasive Asian Harp

    03/08/2017 8:35:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 5, 2017 | Chris Ehrmann
    Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world's largest freshwater system. If they aren't stopped, officials fear the aggressive fish will crowd out prize native fish and hamper recreational boating in large sections of the lakes, which stretch from Minnesota, Wisconsin...
  • Per Dr. Jerome Corsi Israel Has Nominated President Trump For The Nobel Peace Prize

    02/01/2017 9:47:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    02/01/17 | Dr. Jerome Corsi
    Figured I would pass this on to Free Republic. Top Intelligence sources are telling Dr. Jerome Corsi Israel has nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is primarily because President Trump wants to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and the complete destruction of ISIS that is happening now quietly behind the scenes. Rest assure the media will freak out if this is true. Hopefully we will have more details soon.
  • Popcorn-like fossils provide evidence of environmental impacts on species numbers

    06/11/2016 5:42:04 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/10/2016 | University of Southampton
    The number of species that can exist on Earth depends on how the environment changes, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. By analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains now resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, the research provided the first statistical evidence that environmental changes put a cap on species richness. Dr Ezard added: "We used mathematical models to reveal how environmental changes influence both the rate of diversification among species and how many species can co-exist at once. Our results suggest that the world...
  • Trump Nominated for Nobel Prize!

    02/03/2016 1:50:31 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 16 replies
    MSNBC and Savage Nation ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | ShivaFan
    This is great news! I hope Mr. Trump wins, and for peace. He said anyone like ISIS attacks us, we will "beat the **** out of them". The reason there is so much un-peace is because of people like Obama who wants to get down on his knees and pray to those who attack us instead of beating the **** out of them. This only brings more un-peace, and more die. Certainly we have not had more peace under Obama, but Trump will bring Peace with Justice. Go Trump! I am certainly not one to discuss who is a great...
  • Ex-Nobel committee exec regrets Obama Peace Prize [Buyer's Remorse]

    09/17/2015 1:40:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    RT ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee Geir Lundestad reportedly notes in his new book that the body “didn't achieve what it had hoped for” when it gave Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt and conferred the prestigious award on him in 2009. While it is quite rare for Nobel officials to openly discuss the nuts and bolts of their secretive committee, the former director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has apparently owned up in his memoir ‘Secretary of Peace’, to be released on Thursday, that the panel had expected the award to somewhat challenge Obama, who received...
  • Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize?

    02/19/2014 6:36:15 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 21 replies
    2/19/2014 | MosesKnows
    Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize? The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". I recently read an article about the death of 98-year-old Irena Sendler, someone I had never heard of. The article alleged that Irena Sendler lost the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore. Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel...
  • Humans Could Walk On Water (Ig Nobel Prize)

    10/02/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Ig Nobel Prize in physics goes to research about walking on water on the moon.Every year in December, the Swedish Academy of Sciences hands out Nobel Prizes for the most important discoveries in science. A few months before, in less grand circumstances, the magazine Annals of Improbable Research The Ig Nobels are given to research that ‘first makes people laugh, and then makes them think’. The categories vary year to year but mostly cover science and engineering, with peace and literature occasionally thrown in, too. Previous awards have been handed out to projects like minimizing the risk of colonoscopy...
  • Syria: Nobel Peace Prize Winner´s Next War

    06/14/2013 4:57:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 6/14/13 | Editorial
    Middle East: With the formal determination that Syria has used chemical weapons, the stage is set for U.S. intervention, with Hezbollah and Iran on the other side. How´s that Arab Spring working out, Mr. President? Following our less-than-stellar attempts at regime change in Egypt and Libya — aiding in the ouster of Egypt´s Hosni Mubarak and the overthrow and death of Moammar Gadhafi — the administration, even by its own elastic standards, has decided it can no longer afford to kick the Syrian can down the road. Perhaps it just needs a good war to grab the headlines
  • A Nobel winner's moral achievement

    10/12/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-12-12 | William Saletan
    WASHINGTON -- Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist at Kyoto University, loved stem-cell research. But he didn't want to destroy embryos. So he figured out a way around the problem. In a paper published five years ago in Cell, Yamanaka and six colleagues showed how "induced pluripotent stem cells" could be derived from adult cells and potentially substituted, in research and therapy, for embryonic stem cells. This week, that discovery earned him a Nobel Prize, shared with British scientist John Gurdon. But the prize announcement and much of the media coverage missed half the story. Yamanaka's venture wasn't just an experiment. It...
  • Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Stem-Cell Work [ELIMINATES NEED FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!]

    10/08/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/12 | GAUTAM NAIK
    John B. Gurdon of the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in so-called cellular reprogramming, which has unleashed a wave of advances in everything from cloning to the possible treatment of diseases using stem cells.... It also allows scientists to create human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos, sidestepping an approach that has long been fraught with ethical controversies. Most important, perhaps, it has significantly advanced the prospect of using a patient's own mature cells to create fresh tissue and treat disease.