American Bruce Beutler and Luxembourg-born Jules Hoffmann shared this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine with Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, who died on Friday, for their discoveries related to the immune system. Jeffrey Brown discusses their work with Dr. Anthony Fauci of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Continue reading
Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, placed the gold medal on an empty chair in honor of dissident Liu Xiaobo at the city hall in Oslo. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images) The Nobel Peace Prize committee honored Liu Xiaobo, … Continue reading
Two Americans and a British-Cypriot won the Nobel Prize in Economics in recognition of their research into why markets often don’t work as expected — particularly the job market. Jeffrey Brown talks to Catherine Rampell of the New York Times for more. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Efrain Kristal, a UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, about the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
In other news, the House voted to include homosexuals in federal hate crime laws, and first-time claims for unemployment fell more than expected last week. Continue reading