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Happy birthday to Marie Curie, the French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She remains the only person to ever receive two Nobel prizes in two separate sciences. Nobel Prize for Nobel Prize for

Cecilia Payne - the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. very high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of

Marie Curie - 1st female professor at Paris U, winner of two Nobel prizes - which she donated, discovery of two elements as well as radioactivity

Marie Skłodowska-Curie November 1867 – 4 July was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel physics and chemistry.

A baby is restrained for an x-ray at Provident Hospital in Chicago, 1942 The advances we've made are amazing.

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A baby is restrained for an X-ray at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942

Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris

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Marie Curie Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) Born in Poland, she moved to France in 1891. She is the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (physics 1903). She received a second Nobel Prize in 1911, this time in chemistry. Marie and Pierre Curie isolated polonium and radium. She actively promoted the use of radium for medical purposes throughout her life.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (November Born in Poland, she moved to France in She is the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (in physics, She received a second Nobel Prize in this time in chemistry.

Nurses x-ray a patient with a mobile machine, St Guy's Hospital, London, 1941

Two nurses use the mobile X-ray machine to X-ray a patient on a ward at Guy's Hospital in London in (not nurses, xray technologist!

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes]—in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

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Madame Marie Curie – was a physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry.

Jonas Salk (1914-1995) became a hero overnight when it was announced that he had invented a vaccine for polio. Before Salk created the vaccine, polio was a devastating viral disease that had become epidemic. Each year, thousands of children and adults either died from the disease or were left paralyzed.

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Golda Mier Prime Minister of Isreal. An amazing and courageous woman...said once to be the "only man in the cabinet."

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Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.

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