Tu Youyou

In the 1970’s Tu Youyou used research into traditional Chinese medicine to discover and synthesize a revolutionary malaria treatment.

Marie-Anne Lavoisier

Restrictions of her time kept Marie-Anne Lavoisier from becoming a chemist herself, but she was integral to her husband’s work and the two changed chemistry forever.

Yanping Guo

Ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe towards Pluto. Thanks to Yanping Guo, it reached its destination exactly on time.

Dian Fossey

In December 1966 Dian Fossey arrived in Africa to begin her long term study of the mountain gorilla. Learn more about her work in this episode.

Maria Telkes

Today meet the mother of the solar home, Maria Telkes.

Gladys Hobby

During World War II, the mass production of penicillin changed the world. Gladys Hobby was one of the scientists who made that possible.

Rosaly Lopes

Today, we meet Rosaly Lopes, a planetary geologist who can tell you all about the various volcanoes of our solar system.

Leona Marshall Libby

Today we would like you to meet Leona Marshall Libby, one of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Margaret Morse Nice

Have you met Margaret Morse Nice? Nice was an ornithologist and the author of “Studies in the Life History of the Song Sparrow.”

Florence Merriam Bailey

January 5th is National Bird Day in the U.S., so we’d like to introduce you to Florence Merriam Bailey, an influential ornithologist.

Sophia Yin

It’s Train Your Dog Month, where the Association of Professional Dog Trainers encourages new pet owners to remember to begin to socialize and train their dogs during January. In honor of the occasion we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist who advocated for “force free” training.

Marie Curie

She developed the theory of radioactivity, discovered two new elements, and is the only woman to win two Nobel prizes. Today, we’d like you to meet Marie Curie.

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