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UK public will choose which scientific puzzle to investigate for 2014 Longitude Prize

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 20 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3417

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  1. Saleyha Ahsan
  1. 1London

The UK public is being offered the chance to vote for what it deems the world’s most pressing scientific issue by choosing which of six modern day conundrums should be investigated for the £10m (€12.3m; $16.8m) 2014 Longitude Prize.

Three hundred years ago the original 1714 Longitude Prize solved a major scientific problem of the time—determining the longitude of ships at sea. The …

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