Paul Solman: Earlier this month, I was pleased to learn that one of the most intriguing economists of my career span, the University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler, had entered the rotation of the NYT’s weekly “Economic Scene” column. His initial … Continue reading
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the pro-democracy Myanmar opposition, faces new criminal charges just weeks before her house arrest was supposed to end after an American man swam across a lake to reach her compound, her lawyer said. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Paul Solman spoke with Nobel-winning economist Robert Solow on the financial crisis.
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to Roger Kornberg of Stanford University for his work on how cells use information in genes to produce proteins. He and his father Arthur Kornberg, also a Nobel laureate, discuss their achievements. Continue reading
Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a new way to turn off the effects of specific genes, a process that has opened new pathways in medical treatment. Continue reading