Why the Nobel Prize might need a makeover

An astrophysicist whose dreams were dashed by dust discusses the award’s downsides in a new book

Nobel Prize

FOOL’S GOLD  The Nobel Prize is science’s highest honor — but coveting the prize can have negative repercussions. In a new book, astrophysicist Brian Keating describes his personal experience with the award’s allure.

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