Researchers working on "radical" ideas have a new place to get funding, reports ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. Billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel has launched a new program called Breakout Labs, offering grants to independent researchers working on ideas that are a little out there, Kaiser says.

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