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Oct 14, 2014, 1:10pm EDT
  • October 5, 2016

    How the Nobel Prize became the most controversial award on Earth

    This is one long, long history filled with drama.

  • October 12, 2015

    Nobel winner Angus Deaton is very critical of foreign aid. The reality's more complicated.

    Not all aid works. But some does.

  • October 12, 2015

    Where Nobel Prize winners were born, in one map

    In the earlier days of the Nobels, the United States wasn't much of a contender.

  • October 12, 2015

    Read 2015 Nobel Economics Prize winner Angus Deaton's amazing take on inequality

    "To worry about these consequences of extreme inequality has nothing to do with being envious of the rich and everything to do with the fear that rapidly growing top incomes are a threat to the wellbeing of everyone else."

  • October 12, 2015

    Angus Deaton's badly misunderstood paper on whether happiness peaks at $75,000, explained

    Even Orange is the New Black got it wrong.

  • October 12, 2015

    The 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics winner, Angus Deaton, explained

    A scholar who looked under the hood to show what's really happening.

  • October 9, 2015

    The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winner, explained

    This year's prize, for the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, is meant as a lesson to the world on how to resolve conflict and preserve democracy.

  • October 9, 2015

    All the Nobel Peace Prize winners, in one chart

    Some interesting trends emerge when you look at the big picture.

  • October 8, 2015

    2015 Nobel Prize for literature winner Svetlana Alexievich's life and writing, explained

    A brief primer on the Belarusian writer, her most famous work, and why it deserved to win.

  • October 7, 2015

    What the chemistry Nobel Prize winners taught us about the fragility of human life

    The powerful contribution Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar made to our understanding of DNA.

  • October 6, 2015

    For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she's won a Nobel.

    A top-secret Chinese communist military project led Tu Youyou to the Nobel Prize for medicine.

  • October 14, 2014

    The age, sex, education, and facial hair of every Nobel Prize winner, in one chart

    Everything you wanted to know, and then some.