News tagged with cash prize

Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries (Update)

(AP)—An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Need an expert? Try the crowd

In 1714, the British government held a contest. They offered a large cash prize to anyone who could solve the vexing "longitude problem" — how to determine a ship's east/west position on the open ocean ...

Aug 14, 2012
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The threat of gossip can rein in selfishness

Gossip can be hurtful, unproductive, and mean. It can also be an important part of making sure that people will share and cooperate, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Jul 12, 2011
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NASA Seeks Ideas For New Prize Challenges

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Innovative Partnerships Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington is offering an opportunity for the public to help shape the prize challenges the agency offers to America's future citizen-inventors.

Sep 28, 2009
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