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January 21st, 2020

Dr Kirsty Penkman at the University of York has recently won the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists for her ground-breaking work on fossil dating. She has been named Chemistry Laureate of the year, receiving an award of £75,000 for the improvements her work has made to the accuracy of dating fossils from the last three million years which has led to new insights into human evolution and climate change. [...]

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January 15th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation announced on Wednesday that it provided a $1 million grant to SpaceIL, the Israeli non-profit organization behind Israel’s efforts to reach the moon last year. The foundation said the grant would support SpaceIL’s Beresheet 2 spacecraft program and contribute to the goal of landing an unmanned Israeli spacecraft on the lunar surface as well as putting Israel’s first nanosatellite in lunar orbit. [...]

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January 15th, 2020

Billionaire businessman Len Blavatnik has given a $1 million grant to SpaceIL, the Israeli nonprofit organization behind Beresheet, the unmanned spacecraft that crashed on the moon’s surface in April. The Blavatnik Family Foundation made the announcement Wednesday. The grant is intended to advance the goal of landing an unmanned Israeli spacecraft on the moon through the Beresheet 2.0 spacecraft program, according to the foundation’s statement. [...]

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