Professor John Forbes Nash, Jr receives an honorary doctorate of science from the City University of Hong Kong on November 8, 2011. (Photo by aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

American Mathematicians Win Abel Math Prize

John Nash, the inspiration for “A Beautiful Mind” and fellow American Louis Nirenberg have won this year’s Abel Prize in mathematics.


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Study: No Link Between School Spending, Student Achievement

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements.