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The Nobel Prize: What Is it Good For?

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences minted nine new science Nobel Laureates this week. But in the 118 years that such prizes have been awarded, only 20 out of more than 600 have gone to women. The result, critics say, reflects and reinforces longstanding biases in scientific communities.


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