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The Almighty Buck Science

Science's "Breakthrough" Winners Earn Over $21 Million In Prizes (reuters.com) 18

An anonymous reader writes: Founded by Sergey Brin of Google, Anne Wojcicki of 23andme, Mark Zuckerberg and others, the Breakthrough Prize Awards honor the world's greatest scientists and their discoveries. For the third year Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out seven $3 million awards to scientists, researchers, and a high school student for their accomplishments.
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Science's "Breakthrough" Winners Earn Over $21 Million In Prizes

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  • ...judging from this line:

    Some 1370 physicians are being honored as part of a single $3 million prize for their work confirming the theory of neutrino oscillation, a phenomenon in quantum mechanics.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      It names the host and entertainers in the ceremony, but not a single one of the winners, never mind what their achievements are beyond the first line from two of the laudations.

      • by Raseri ( 812266 )
        You need to scroll down to see the whole article. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll win a prize of some sort some day.
        • by Anonymous Coward

          There is one paragraph describing a prize for neutrino oscillations, where they can't even tell the difference between physicians and physicists, a second paragraph that describes a math prize with a single sentence, and two other sentences that just give a vague description of the range of prize topics. There are some five paragraphs describing the guy who started the prize, and three paragraphs describing what celebrities and business people will be there. There is no more detail from scrolling further

  • by koan ( 80826 )

    Did "clock boy" win?

  • Better article (Score:4, Informative)

    by SoftwareArtist ( 1472499 ) on Monday November 09, 2015 @03:54PM (#50895479)

    Here's a much better article: http://www.nytimes.com/interac... [nytimes.com]. The one linked in the summary doesn't even say who most of the winners were.

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