For some, the wait is longer

October 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

The Nobel Prize(s) were awarded last week,  four of which went to women for recognition of achievements in Literature (Herta Müeller), Medicine (Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider) and Chemistry (Ada Yonath sharing).  Great stuff, record year for women, yeah, but I’m going to be sneaky and point out that it took the organisation over 40 years to recognise Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider’s work, in contrast to Barack Obama, this year’s Peace Prize winner, who’s only been heavily in the public eye for three  years and who has been President for less than one.

Make of that what you will.


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We coulda been first Nosh galore

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