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Esther Duflo of France waves after receiving the Princess of Asturias award for Social Sciences from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain. She is only the second woman to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, sharing it with Abhijit Banarjee and Michael Kremer. Jose Vicente/AP hide caption

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Economics For Work In Reducing Poverty

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Richard Stallman, pictured in 2015, resigned from his posts as president of the Free Software Foundation and visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Joichi Ito stepped down as director of the MIT Media Lab on Saturday after a New Yorker article alleged the lab concealed its ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Kimberly White/Getty Images hide caption

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Philosophy professor Abby Everett Jaques of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a class called Ethics of Technology to help future engineers and computer scientists understand the pitfalls of tech. Courtesy of Kim Martineau, MIT Quest for Intelligence hide caption

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Solving The Tech Industry's Ethics Problem Could Start In The Classroom

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Mildred Dresselhaus, winner of the Kavli Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, speaks in Bergen, Norway, in 2012. Marit Hommedal/Flickr hide caption

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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

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There was a lot of excitement in 2012, when the Hiriko car was unveiled at this event at European Union headquarters in Brussels. At the time, the then-president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, hailed the car as a trans-Atlantic "exchange between the world of science and the world of business." Zhou Lei/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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How A Folding Electric Vehicle Went From Car Of The Future To 'Obsolete'

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TMAYD founder Izzy Lloyd (right) gives a friend a hug after asking about her day. Maia Weinstock/MIT hide caption

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After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

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