Stem cell pioneer Shinya Yamanaka splits $1.5M Millennium Technology Prize

Stem cell research pioneer Shinya Yamanaka is sharing this year's $1.5 million Millennium Technology Prize with Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. The Technology Academy Finland gave the award in Helsinki on June 13 in recognition of "life-enhancing technical innovations," Wired reports. Yamanaka is known for discovering a new way to develop pluripotent stem cells for medical research. Story