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What’s Wrong with the Nobel Prize
What’s Wrong with the Nobel Prize

How come only fifteen women were ever awarded the prestigious accolade in science?

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How the Nobel Prize Was Born: A Surprising Story of Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and Dynamite
How the Nobel Prize Was Born: A Surprising Story of Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and Dynamite

How a deplored “tradesman of death” brought to life the highest accolade of human achievement.

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