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Did you ask a good question today?

When Isidore Rabi, Nobel prize-winner in physics was asked what had helped him become a scientist, he was reported to have said: Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: ‘So, what did you learn in school today?’. But not my mother. ‘Izzy,’ she would say, ‘did you ask a good question today?’ That difference – asking good questions – was what made him become a scientist, the Nobel laureate maintained.

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