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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Joins Host Of Tech Titans To Launch New Life Sciences Prize
2013-02-21 14:41:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian Entrepreneur Yuri Milner and a gang of his “old friends,” including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin, have now joined together to reward breakthroughs in medical science with cold, hard cash, and loads of it. Called the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, those scientists who are deemed worthy of the prize will be awarded $3 million, twice the amount awarded with the Nobel Prize. This is...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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