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Scientists Lavished with Praise and Money in Breakthrough Prizes

Researchers across the globe in mathematics, physics and astronomy were among the winners of the second annual Breakthrough Prizes, awarded Sunday in San Francisco. Twelve Breakthrough Prizes were announced at a formal awards gala held in the unofficial capital of the U.S. technology industry, commonly known as Silicon Valley.  Among the winners were two teams of astronomers that discovered that expansion of the universe is accelerating, as opposed to slowing down. Five...

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