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17 Toni Morrison quotes on writing, love, life, and race that show why she was so beloved

The groundbreaking novelist was an inspiration to many noteworthy people, including President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on Friday, December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done discovering yet. He still works every day.
96-year-old Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy

At 96, Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person to ever be awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done working yet.

A Nobel Peace Prize winner who works to help women is donating her $500,000 winnings to victims of sex crimes

One of the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is donating her $500,000 award to victims of sex crimes. Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad said in her acceptance speech that she is committing “100% of the money."

‘Father of climate change economics’ and former World Bank chief economist win Nobel prize

Paul Romer, the former World Bank chief economist, got the prize "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis." William Nordhaus, often considered the father of climate-change economics, won "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis."

A Nobel Prize winner sold his medal for $765,000 to pay medical bills

In 1988, Leon Lederman won a Nobel Prize for his work in physics. The University of Chicago professor auctioned off his medal in 2015 for $765,000 to help cover medical bills. He died on Wednesday at 96.
Donna Strickland speaks about her Nobel Prize

Wikipedia rejected an entry on a physics Nobel laureate right up until she won, saying she wasn’t famous enough

Dr. Donna Strickland jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday, but she did not have a Wikipedia page until then. Strickland won the 2018 prize for breakthroughs in the field of lasers, becoming the third woman to receive the honor. But in May, a Wikipedia entry for her was rejected.

‘This test is garbage’: Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus ‘cellular ages’ based on...

A Silicon Valley blood-testing startup sells a $99 kit that tells customers the average length of their telomeres, which are seen by some researchers as a holy grail of aging. But two of Telomere Diagnostics' original founders and a NASA researcher raised doubts about the test's efficacy.

The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics had a cameo next to Selena Gomez in ‘The Big Short’

In addition to his day job as an economist, Thaler once had a cameo appearance in the film "The Big Short," next to pop star Selena Gomez.