UNESCO puts controversial science award on ice

“UNESCO has found a way to avoid awarding a controversial science prize sponsored by an African dictator, whose regime is widely viewed as corrupt and repressive. The Paris-based education, science and culture organization is not explicitly rejecting the $300,000-per-year life-sciences prize – funded with a $3 million donation from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea …” (more)

[Richard Van Noorden, The Great Beyond, 20 October]

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