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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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