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By December 31, 1969

Why We Should Be Celebrating Women Scientists for the Superstars They Are

Earlier this month, two prominent scientists were announced as winners for The Nobel Prize. They also happened to be women. Frances Arnold of the U.S. received the award for Chemistry and Donna Strickland of Canada earned her award in Physics.

While the names of the Nobel Prize winners are always eagerly awaited, the announcement of Arnold and Strickland seemed to generate more attention and applause than usual.  But why is this a cause for so much celebration? The answer is because while roughly half the global population is female, the number of female scientists is disproportionately...

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