Ruby Payne-Scott helped unlock a new way of seeing the universe, but to keep her job, Ruby had to keep a big secret.
A blindness epidemic among premature babies, and a brilliant biologist whose story hits close to home here at Lost Women of Science.
Annie Montague Alexander went on paleontology expeditions most women could only dream of in the early 1900s.
A guest episode by SAPIENS. Anthropologist Margaret Mead journeyed to American Samoa in 1925 to explore adolescent development. Fame and controversy followed the publication of her book Coming of Age in Samoa.
A master of logic battled her peers, her university and her own grandmother to get what was hers
What are the rules of engagement when writing the stories of female scientists? We talk with the women who came up with the Finkbeiner Test, a checklist to keep sexism out of the narrative.
Eunice Newton Foote showed that carbon dioxide traps the heat of the sun in 1856, beating the so-called “father of the greenhouse effect” by at least three years. Why was she forgotten?
While the Civil War raged, Rebecca Crumpler became the first Black woman in the U.S. to earn an MD and to write a medical book, a popular guide with a preventive approach
A 1960s home economist runs a radical experiment in her preschool laboratory - with big implications for millions of kids living in poverty
How Elizebeth Smith Friedman went from scouring Shakespeare for secret codes to taking down Nazi spy rings
How eight pages hidden in an archive led to the the discovery of the remarkable life of one of the first female zoologist
Meet Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser, daughter of abolitionists and one of the first African American female doctors trained after the Civil War.
The inspiration for the book (and movies) Cheaper by the Dozen, Gilbreth was a time and motion efficiency pioneer in the workplace. But when her husband and business partner died and their clients deserted her, she switched course and used her skills to revolutionise kitchen design.
Nearly 100 years ago, a young astronomer named Cecilia Payne turned the world's understanding of what stars are made of on its head. No one believed her at first. Later, she was proven right.
Flora Wambaugh Patterson, a widowed mother of two, played a crucial role in keeping fungal blights from U.S. shores.
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