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Why don’t more women in science win Nobel prizes?

All of the 2019 Nobel prizes in science were awarded to men. That’s a return to business as usual, after biochemical engineer Frances Arnold won in 2018, for chemistry, and Donna Strickland received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. Strickland was only the third female physicist to get a Nobel, …

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Nobel economics prize 2019: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win for work on easing global poverty

Three US economists, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, have won the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for their work on alleviating poverty around the world. Indian-born Mr Banerjee and Ms Duflo, born in France, work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Mr Kremer is based at Harvard …

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Syria, Germany, Chemistry Nobel: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the start of Turkey’s operations against a Kurdish militia, new troubles for Chinese-facing multinationals, and an attack in Germany that echoes the mosque attacks in Christchurch. Turkey begins Syrian offensive Turkey sent warplanes and troops into …

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