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$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math
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The biggest prize payday in science came around again Sunday evening when the Breakthrough Foundation handed out more than $25 million in its annual prizes to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians. This year's winners ...
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