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Tag Archives: scientists
❝ Life does not have to be easy, as long as it is not empty.❞ Lise Meitner
This is Lise Meitner. You may not recognise her. That’s ok. Most of the scientific community didn’t. In fact, she was arguably one of the most overlooked scientists of the 20th century. But she was a scientific badass and a … Continue reading
So, you know how seismologists are entirely capable of accurately predicting earthquakes, right? No? Well, there’s a good reason for that – they can’t. Human technology is simply not capable of warning us when or where an earthquake might strike. … Continue reading
This is Henrietta Leavitt. And she is one of astronomy’s great unsung heroes. Working at the Harvard College Observatory in 1893 as a humble assistant, she had been tasked with counting images on photographic plates. But while she was looking … Continue reading
❝ It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new … Continue reading
❝ The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt … Continue reading
Steampunk rockstar scientist posters created by Megan Lee, and sold as high quality art prints via her Etsy shop. Have a look at the full set in her Flickr gallery. They’re really far too awesome for words!
If you seek only easy problems to solve, then ultimately, there’ll be nothing about you to distinguish yourself from others.
I never really got gender. There are a lot of things about society that I just don’t get, but defining people based on their genetics and physical traits is easily the biggest one. So needless to say, while issues of … Continue reading