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Women scientists: Slowly getting the recognition they deserve?

Wikipedia's vast bank of articles does not give the achievements of women scientists enough prominence. A series of sponsored events could change this

By Lauren Davis  

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From Rosalind Franklin, whose fundamental contributions to the double helix model for DNA were overshadowed by Watson and Crick, to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, whose vital role in discovering pulsars was not rewarded with a Nobel prize (which went instead to her male PhD supervisor) women scientists throughout history have gone unacknowledged—not only in their own time but also in our contemporary telling of events.

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