(Photo of Watson from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Let's face it: you've always deserved a Nobel Prize. Oh, the Nobel Committee could never be persuaded of that. But now they can't stand in your way any longer. James Watson, one of the men who discovered the structure of DNA and the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 1962, is placing his gold award up for auction.
The Nobel Prize goes on the block on December 4. It could earn up to $3.5 million (USD). Proceeds from the sale of the prize as well as other personal effects from Watson will go to benefit research institutions where he worked over the course of his career.
(Photo of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frederick Banting by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library)
-via Marginal Revolution