Shiny New Award

Len Blavatnik, the billionaire founder of Access Industries, and the New York Academy of Sciences are planning new $250,000 prizes that are to be awarded to three young scientists, the New York Times reports. The new awards build on a smaller, regional program, expanding it to be nationwide.

The prizes are to be awarded annually and are open to investigators under the age of 42.

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