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Lost Women of Science
Lost Women of Science
Lost Women of Science

For every Marie Curie or Rosalind Franklin whose story has been told, hundreds of female scientists remain unknown to the public at... more

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The Devastating Logic of Christine Ladd-Franklin

Christine Ladd-Franklin is best known for her theory of the evolution of color vision, but her research spanned math, symbolic... more

30 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Best Of: The Feminist Test We Keep Failing

There's a test that we at Lost Women of Science seem to fail again and again: the Finkbeiner Test. Named for the science... more

23 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
From Our Inbox: Mária Telkes, The Biophysicist Who Harnessed Solar Power

Today we tell the story of Mária Telkes, one of the developers of solar thermal storage systems, who was so... more

16 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
The Woman Who Demonstrated the Greenhouse Effect

In 1856, decades before the term “greenhouse gas” was coined, Eunice Newton Foote demonstrated the greenhouse effect in her home... more

09 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, America's First Black Female Public Health Pioneer

Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born in 1831, was the first African American female medical doctor in the U.S. and is... more

02 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Flemmie Kittrell and the Preschool Experiment

In the 1960s, a Black home economist at Howard University recruited kids for an experimental preschool program. All were Black... more

26 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
A Microbe Hunter in Oregon Fights the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Harriet Jane Lawrence was one of the first female pathologists in the U.S. In the early 1900s she worked in... more

19 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
The English Lit Major Who Cracked Nazi Codes

Known as “America’s first female cryptanalyst,” Elizebeth Smith Friedman was a master codebreaker who played a pivotal role in both... more

12 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
Who was Christine Essenberg? A remarkable zoologist almost lost to history

Christine Essenberg had an unusual life and an unusual career trajectory. She was married, then divorced, and earned her PhD... more

05 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser, an ex-slave’s daughter, becomes a celebrated doctor

Born in 1850, Sarah Loguen found her calling as a child, when she helped her parents and Harriet Tubman bandage... more

28 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Lost Women of Science
The Devastating Logic of Christine Ladd-Franklin
Lost Women of Science