A new Da Vinci painting?

An Oxford University professor says he has found that the painting above has a large degree of possibility to be one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings, and could worth millions after it was sold for only $21,850. However, the National Gallary which is having a Da  Vinci’s exhibition in November says that there is no general agreement that the painting is Da Vinci’s.

I wonder who has the painting now, and I hope it is Da Vinci’s. Not that I am an art history professor, but it is his brush style right?

What does it take for a baby to cry?

Meet Maya, whose healthy birth is the result of stronger health systems. Strengthening health systems is at the center of the World Bank’s global strategy for health, nutrition, and population. We don’t focus only on one disease or condition, we look at health as a whole — what is preventing people from being healthy, how we can change this, and what impact it will have on development.

Inspiring!

Nobel Prizes announced in October

I am so excited since the 2011 Nobel prize announcements will be starting on 3 October!

The prizes announcements will include:

  1. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Oct 3rd.
  2. Nobel Prize in Physics. Oct. 4th
  3. Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Oct. 5th
  4. Nobel peace Prize. Oct 7th.
  5. Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alferd Nobel.
  6. Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Guess what?                                “According to tradition, the Swedish Academy has not set the date for its announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature yet.”   =D I never knew this before.

Facts about the Nobel Prize:

  • 107 individuals have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901.
  • To date, the youngest Literature Laureate is Rudyard Kipling, best known for The Jungle Book, who was 42 years old when he was awarded the Literature Prize in 1907.
  • Physics was the prize area which Alfred Nobel mentioned first in his will.
  • Adolf Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi were nominated for the Nobel peace prize but never won.

You can check many interesting facts on their website. It’s really interesting!