I present to you my latest painting, Papaver Somniferum, aka the opium poppy. In the United States we are dealing…Read More »
Start Wearing Purple
In 1856, an industrious student at London’s Royal College of Chemistry had spent three years trying to develop a synthetic…Read More »
Milk and Blood: Icie Macy Hoobler and the Science of Infant-Mother Nutrition. (Women in Science 77).
A young mother of the early twentieth century who couldn’t or didn’t want to breast feed was a creature entirely…Read More »
Gone, Fission: How Lise Meitner was Written Out of the Nuclear Age. (Women in Science 75!)
To fully appreciate Lise Meitner, you have to first forget everything you learned about the atom in high school. Forget…Read More »
Monarch of Crystallography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and the Structure of Large Molecules. (Women in Science 73)
Two scientists. Two crystallographers. Both successful, but one died young after her most significant discovery was snatched from her, while…Read More »
It’s #safetyfirst, #sexysecond
What I find most troubling* about this #madscientist #art is the insufficient personal protection equipment (PPE). If ol’ girl…Read More »
Women in Science: The Card Game. Gameplay Review!
Creating a research lab is tough. You’ve got to recruit people of complementary talents, give them the resources to be…Read More »
The Chemistry of Beauty: Hazel Bishop Betrayed. (Women in Science 69)
Remember a while ago when I said that botanists were the most under-respected members of the scientific community? Well, that’s…Read More »