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DailyDirt: Scientists, You Too Can Be Rich And Famous!

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Science isn't glamorous. It says a lot when kids these days are more familiar with Mark Zuckerberg than they are with Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, or Isaac Newton. So, what better way to inspire and encourage scientists than to recognize and reward them for their innovative work with huge cash prizes? Here are just a few examples of some lucrative science prizes that are being awarded to exceptional researchers. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2013 @ 5:07pm

    Young scientists....

    Are defined as under 42?

     

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    arcan, Jul 31st, 2013 @ 5:23pm

    needs more tesla.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 31st, 2013 @ 6:07pm

    Re: Young scientists....

    Are defined as under 42?


    As someone rapidly approaching that number, I like the definition of young being under 42. In fact, I'd bump it up a little higher.

     

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    Sacredjunk, Jul 31st, 2013 @ 9:45pm

    Re: Young scientists....

    Well, 42 is the answer to everything!

    http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/42

     

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    RyanNerd (profile), Aug 1st, 2013 @ 8:12am

    Re: Re: Young scientists....

    You beat me to the Douglas Adam's reference.

     

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