Maria Merian as a paper doll
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New Paper Doll! The Metamorphosis of Maria Merian

Maria Merian was a seventeenth century entomologist who self-financed an insect finding expedition to the jungles of Surinam, and whose ecological approach to studying animals was centuries ahead of its time. Her illustrations are masterpieces of their kind. You can read her full story (part of MAL’s Women in Science series) …

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New Paper Doll! Marie Tharp, the Backbone of Oceanographic Cartography

Marie Tharp’s rigor and care in mapping the ocean floor revealed the Mid-Atlantic Rift for the first time, and provided thereby the mechanism for the continental drift model of geological change.  Her maps of the topography of the world’s ocean floors revealed a dramatic new world which caught the imagination …

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Belle Benchley
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New Paper Doll! Belle Benchley, the Zoo Lady

Belle Benchley was the first director of the San Diego Zoo.  She revolutionized zoo-keeping by insisting that, in every decision, the animals come first.  She made sure that all animals had private enclosures they could return to when being in the public eye stressed them out, and that the zoo …

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NEW! Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

Proud to honor Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield with his very own paper doll.

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Brian Cox Paper Doll
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Brian Cox Paper Doll

As part of our ongoing quest to represent the finest scientific minds in the form of mashed cellulose, I present the Brian Cox paper doll. Dr. Brian Cox isn’t a groundbreaker like Newton or Einstein. He is instead a brilliant popularizer of science like Carl Sagan or Neil Degrasse Tyson. …

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Calendar Curiosities – Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí

Okay here’s the thing – I could write endlessly about Salvador Dalí; his life, his art, his genius, madness and goofiness, how he and the other Surrealists were heavily influenced by early psychology, how he incorporated atomic theory into his art, how he has influenced me since I was 15-years-old …

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Tesla Paper Doll

Here’s another one of those paper dolls. This one’s Nikola Tesla who, according to Wikipedia, was responsible for alternating current, wireless communication, a high-performance electric sports car and the 1991 album “Psychotic Supper”. Wait. No. Just the first two.

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