Six life science researchers and two theoretical physicists have gone home with a total $21 million after winning a scientific prize back by billionaire Yuri Milner, the Nature News blog reports. It adds that the ceremony was a "glitzy" affair featuring the actor Kevin Spacey and the singer Lana Del Ray.

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The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

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