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2008-05-29 10:34:28

Three scientists in fields of neuroscience, astrophysics and nanoscience became the first recipients of the Kavil prizes on Wednesday. Named after philanthropist Fred Kavil, the $1 million prizes are awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in partnership with the Kavil Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The three first recipients for the award for neuroscience were Dr. Sten Grillner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden; Thomas Jessell...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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