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Marie Curie

And the Nobel Prize goes to…

“The journeys that have brought each of us here have been long and varied.” – Ada Yonath (2009, Chemistry) This article is not about the challenges that women face when pursuing elite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. This article is about remembering some of the words spoken by women whose stories seem forgotten,… Keep Reading

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The Need for Femininity in Physics

Imagine finding these lines in a physics textbook: “A woman is pushing a stroller with velocity V… A woman is giving birth, having contractions at rate W… A woman is scrubbing the kitchen floor with force F…” This is a quote from the show “Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through MIT’s Male Math Maze.” “Truth… Keep Reading

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Knowing our cells

I have recently been reading a collection of essays by biological researcher and physician Lewis Thomas, essays which have been making me wonder: Why don’t we have closer communication with (or at least awareness of) the cells we are comprised of? It occurred to me, while learning of the precise anatomical structure of lungs, bones,… Keep Reading

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