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Women’s Nobel Haul Is Thin Again as Men Take Bulk of Prizes

  • Ten men, two women were among those awarded with a Nobel
  • Track record for women has been improving this millennium
A craftsman in charge of the Nobel Prize medals works on producing the medals in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

A craftsman in charge of the Nobel Prize medals works on producing the medals in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

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Just two women were among this year’s 14 Nobel prize winners, underscoring how the world’s most prestigious science awards lacks diversity.

Annie Ernaux, a French author, won the literature prize, while Carolyn R. Bertozzi shared the award for chemistry with Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless.