She was widowed at the age of 27, as a mother to a 3-year-old daughter. Napoleon’s wars occupied the world, and importing goods from France
It’s no secret that women’s achievements in science have often been overlooked. Here are some groundbreaking women in science who didn’t let sexism stop them.
Carolina Maria de Jesus: She Lived In the Slums, Had An Elementary-School Education, and Wrote a Best-Seller
“And so, on May 13th, 1958, I found myself fighting against modern slavery: hunger!” So wrote Carolina Maria de Jesus in her journal, in one
Violet Jessop was lucky from a young age. She was born in Argentina in 1887 to Irish immigrants. She became ill with what her doctors
Miriam Makeba was first sent to prison when she was just 18 years old. It was 1932, during the Great Depression. Her mother, who typically
Imagine yourself at 17. Imagine that you’re sitting across 40 of the smartest and most educated people in the country – and next to them
She was the first woman in Germany to become a full professor; Albert Einstein called her “the German Marie Curie,” and after World World II,
She was one of Hollywood’s first stars, known as America’s Sweetheart (despite being born in Canada), but she was also a savvy businesswoman, and along
“I heard a noise, so I took off my headphones and raised my head. Then, I saw the fire. The huge wall of fire that
June Almeida was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1930, and died in 2007 – long before the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, took our lives by storm.
A guest post by Yael Gazit Everyone who has ever watched Friends knows what Ross’s job is (Paleontology), but have you ever wondered where this
On Friday, March 27th, 1964, the ground in Alaska shook. It didn’t just shake – the earthquake was a 9.2 on the Richter scale –