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For Love of the Lab
Reatha Clark King wanted to be a research chemist, so she made the journey from the segregated South to Illinois. At the University of Chicago her dreams came true.
San Francisco’s Plague Years
As officials spread disinformation, a deadly epidemic edged its way into the United States.
Making Space for Women in Astronomy
For centuries women have been looking at the stars despite earthly obstacles.
Love, Hate, and Sex from the History of Science
Sex, pettiness, swinging, cemeteries, espionage, murder, and beheadings.
Marie Curie, Marie Meloney, and the Significance of a Gram of Radium
In the 1920s a pioneering journalist summoned the might of American women to revive a Nobelist’s career.