Month: <span>May 2008</span>

Does the World Really Need Another Science Prize?

Dear Rich People: If you want to support science, there are better ways than setting up yet another prize.

Today the Kavli Foundation handed out a trio of Nobel-like prizes in the disciplines of astrophysics, nanotechnology, and neuroscience, as my colleague Nikhil Swaminathan described earlier today. I have just one little question: Why? What purpose is possibly served by these awards? No disrespect to the winners (who are eminently worthy) or the Kavli Foundation […]

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