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Health: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Story: This year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to two scientists who, independently of one another, developed "asymmetric organocatalysis." This has proved of...

Science: The Passing of Antony Hewish

The Story: Antony Hewish passed away this month, age 97. He had an extraordinary career as a radio astronomer, and for a brief period in...

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Coming up on today's show: Steve Kornacki, MSNBC and NBC News national political correspondent and the author of The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism (Ecco, 2018), talks about his new book placing the start of today's hyper-partisanship in the 1990's; Rachel Holliday Smith, freelance reporter and producer, discusses the successes and failures of Mayor de Blasio’s Turn the Tide initiative to overhaul New York City’s shelter system and combat homelessness; 30 Issues in 30 Days: For President Trump, the tax bill is THE big thing that his administration has managed to get through congress. Jeff Cox, finance editor for, then Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times on economics and politics, talk about whether Americans are seeing effects from the policy yet, and debate--for better or for worse? ; Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (Simon & Schuster, 2018), argues that despite cultural norms stifling women's public displays of anger, it has fueled political movements.
South Korean President: Trump 'should win the Nobel Peace Prize'

South Korean President: Trump ‘should win the Nobel Peace Prize’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that President Trump deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and end the decades-long war between the North and South. FOX News Channel…

This Nobel Laureate Is Worried U.S. Politics Could Endanger Scientific Research

(STOCKHOLM) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered. “We benefited from an enlightened period in the postwar United States. Our National Institutes of Health have enthusiastically and generously supported basic research … (but) the current climate in the U.S. is a warning that continued support cannot be taken for granted,” he said in a short speech at the ornate city hall in Stockholm. The 2018 federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump calls for cutting science funding by billions of dollars. “Also in danger is the pluralistic America into which all three of us of born were born and raised after World War II,” Rosbash said. Thurlow said the Hiroshima blast left her buried under the rubble, but she was able to see light and crawl to safety. In the same way, the campaign to which she belongs is a driving force behind an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, she said after ICAN received the Nobel prize it won in October. “Our light now is the ban treaty,” Thurlow said. ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn, who accepted the prize along with Thurlow, said that while the treaty is far from ratification “now, at long last, we have an unequivocal norm against nuclear weapons.” “This is the way forward.
Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, Facebook Testifies Before Congress - Monologue

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, Facebook Testifies Before Congress – Monologue

Seth Meyers' monologue from Wednesday, October 4. » Subscribe to Late Night: » Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: » Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Follow Late Night on Twitter:…