16 May Search for happiness scoops science prize
A search for the scientific basis for happiness has beaten the tale of the world’s most famous tortoise and the history of humans in Britain to be named this year’s best science book.
Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert received the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Stumbling into Happiness, which questions the idea that any of us know what happiness actually is, never mind how to achieve or maintain it. He received a ê_Ô£10,000 cheque from the Royal Society’s president, Martin Rees, at a ceremony in London this evening.
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