How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?
Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.
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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 ...
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Poland wins first world computer coding championship
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