In the midst of Nobel season, an op-ed piece in the New York Times says it's time to update the awards. Science and environmental writer Gabriel Popkin argues that science has changed since Alfred Nobel wrote his will in 1895. At that time, Popkin notes that the most exciting fields were physics, chemistry, and biology. "But the world of science has broadened and matured spectacularly since the late 1800s," he writes.

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