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The Best Unsung Female Scientists

by Rachel Baker on May 24, 2015

It seems a week doesn’t go by where we don’t hear about STEM and some of the great strides we are making in making science and tech education more accessible for our daughters.

A new book has come out that showcases 52 women and their contributions to science, each ultimately changing the world. Rachel Swaby is the author of the book and provided a list of her top ten favorite women scientists for The Guardian this week.

I invite you to take a gander and ponder not just the women but the time periods the women lived in and how difficult it must have been to get recognition for their achievements.

Here’s the article:The 10 best unsung female scientists

Rachel Swaby, author of a book highlighting women’s contributions to science, chooses her favourite female scientists, from the greatest dinosaur hunter to the inventor of Kevlar
Rachel Swaby is the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World (Broadway)

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Reza Aslan has a new show on CNN

March 13, 2015 books

A few days ago, Deadline announced Reza Aslan’s new show on CNN about religious rituals. Over at Science of Us, a feature by NYMag.com, there is a great interview with Aslan about his hopes and goals for the show. It sounds incredibly promising and intriguing. Hopefully, all those people who denounced Aslan and his books […]

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David Carr – Beloved by All

February 13, 2015 books

I have spent last night and this morning reading from the NYT’s archives of David Carr’s work. I have never read David Carr, and now that I have, I feel I have missed out on a great deal of some of the best writing in journalism. I decided to do this reading because of the […]

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Who Is the Pope?

February 2, 2015 books

This is a fantastic veiw of who Pope Francis is and what that means for the Catholic Church. If you are interested, this is a really great read. Read the Article: Who Is the Pope? Francis’s humility and spontaneity have won the plaudits of the world’s press, but his style has not delighted everyone in […]

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Ancient Scrolls Scorched By Vesuvius May Be Read Again

January 25, 2015 arts

Having been to Pompeii and walking through the ruins, I can’t help but fine intrigue in the prospect of being able to read ancient scrolls found from the ruins 260 years ago. I am also incredibly interested in the possibility of a lower-level library that hasn’t been excavated yet. This would mean a whole massive […]

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Literary Gifts for Every Reader on Your Holiday Shopping List

December 15, 2014 books

Here’s a good montage of gift ideas for the bookish one on your holiday list. Read more: Literary Gifts for Every Reader on Your Holiday Shopping List It can be challenging to shop for a reader. Perhaps you don’t know which books he owns already. Or maybe you don’t know if he’s the paperback or […]

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Hanukkah Gift Guides and Do’s and Don’ts for Non-Jews

December 11, 2014 books

You can find some really great ideas for books that explore several different facets of Jewish culture. You can find some wonderful gifts for all your friends and family members at Jewish Gift Place. This site seems to have unique gift ideas that are perfect for just about everyone on your list. And in case […]

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Paying off $80K in debt in three years

December 2, 2014 books

Here’s an interview with Austin Netzley, author of the new book Make Money, Live Wealthy. The interview was conducted by The Washington Post, and shows how Netzley balanced paying down his debt while saving for retirement and investing on the side. Read More: What it takes to pay off $80,000 in debt (in three years). […]

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These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain With Science

November 18, 2014 books

Here is a good techie review of Clive Gifford’s Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing. This would be a great gift idea for the scientific young person on your holiday list! Read More: These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain With Science. Kids love being tricked. I know this because over 1,000 UK schoolchildren […]

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