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This Chrome plugin removes search bias to give women the visibility they deserve

Throughout history, women in STEM have contributed massively to build the world as we know it today — from Rosalind Franklin, a chemist whose research helped reveal the components of DNA, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. But with a quick search of “greatest scientists of all time,” it’ll take a bit of digging to read about these women. A new Google Chrome plugin S.H.E. — Search, Human, Equalizer — transforms the way we search by removing...
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Meet the woman who helped discover DNA — and whose work was nearly forgotten by history

Rosalind Franklin made a groundbreaking discovery into DNA, but died before she could receive a Nobel Prize.  On April 16, the anniversary of her death, here's a look back into Franklin's fascinating yet overlooked life and achievements.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. If ever there was a case of someone who didn't get the recognition she deserved, it's Rosalind Franklin. The British-born chemist, whose death anniversary is today, did pioneering work that led to the discovery of ...
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15 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 22-28

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Alice in Wonderland: The Musical’ A modern musical-comedy take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale about a young girl’s adventures in a strange and magical world. When: March 23-June 15. Where: Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Tickets: $12. Information: www.glendalecentretheatre.com. ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy’ West Coast Jewish Theatre presents a new play by Mark Leiren-Young about an older man seeking faith through his bar mitzvah ceremony while his rabbi aims to ret...
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15 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Mar. 15-21

‘Argonautika’ Playwright Mary Zimmerman’s contemporary retelling of the Greek myth of Jason’s quest for the golden fleece with aerial silks, rope swinging, battles, comedy and songs. When: March 20-May 5. Where: A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets: Starting at $25. Information: 626-356-3121; anoisewithin.org. ‘Friends with Guns’ A dark comedy about two liberal couples forced to review their opinions on who should be able to own a gun and why. When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturda...
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10 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 8-14

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Past Tense’ A fresh look at the classic “Antigone” using music, text, projection and video to explore its themes of social justice, violence, gender relations, politics and more. When: 8 p.m. March 8. Where: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. Tickets: $26-$69. Information: 310-825-2101, cap.ucla.edu ‘Cemetery of Tortured Souls’ Set in 1930s Hollywood, this new horror production focuses on the stars and vill...
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17 Amazing Women Who Made History — That You've Never Heard Of

Update: In honor of Women's Equality Day, we're sharing this slideshow on 16 history-making women you've probably never heard of. Ahead, a look at the barriers they broke in supporting rights for all women.This story was originally published on March 8, 2016.It’s a pretty great time to be a woman. A lot remains to be done to support women’s rights around the world, but more women now have access to education, economic opportunities, and leadership roles than ever before.This progress is thanks ...
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12 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 1-7

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘1 = 0’ A theoretical physicist develops an online relationship with a man who claims to be a Syrian refugee, but things are not what they seem when the relationship goes offline. When: Through March 30. Where: Theatre of Note, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets: $15-$25. Information: 323-856-8611, www.theatreofnote.com. ‘A Room with a View’ L.A. Theatre Works presents a staged reading of the world premiere of Kate McAll’s play, based on the novel by E.M. Forster. When...
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Why probing this new artificial DNA molecule could help us discover aliens

It has been more than 65 years since James Watson and Francis Crick, working with Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins discovered that DNA – the basic chemical information code of all life forms – has a double helical structure that played an important role in its function. Since then, astrobiologists have tried to conjure up the myriad forms and shapes in which life could be found on other planets. And a significant part of that imagination requires figuring out the permutations and combinatio...
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February linkfest

Why are some companies, like publishers and fashion businesses, called “houses”? Includes a delightful explanation of how Random House got its name. (Grammar Girl) * I’m a pushover for specialized slang dictionaries, and this is a good one: a guide to carnival lingo. Warning: many irresistible rabbit holes on that site. (Good Magic) A razzle dazzle game (Stevens Magic Emporium) * Have startup names gotten less weird? (Techcrunch) * Speaking of weird: This is an article about ...
Tags: Startups, Books, Music, UK, Science, Design, US, Nasa, Bbc, Linguistics, Sony, Food And Drink, Greek, Mars, Random House, Branding


7 women inspiring Twitter on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
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How the internet is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Scroll through Twitter, and you'll see the trending hashtag WomenInScience. February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a time to recognize the ladies making the world a better place through science and technology. Their success stories should really be celebrated every day, especially because science remains a male-dominated field. Less than 30 percent of the world's researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. SEE ALSO: 8 ways you can emp...
Tags: Science, Obama, Nasa, Hawaii, Un, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Cambridge University, Marie Curie, FAO, Nat Geo, Alan Shepard, Sahel, Hansen, International Atomic Energy Agency, Katherine Johnson


Europe's Next Mars Rover Is Named After a Pioneer of DNA Research

ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover will be launched next year and search the red planet for signs of life.
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The European Mars Rover Will Be Named After DNA Scientist Rosalind Franklin

The European Mars Rover Will Be Named After DNA Scientist Rosalind Franklin
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Rover that will be searching for life on mars just got its name

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars program has named its life-searching rover Rosalind Franklin.            [Author: Buzz60]
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Mars rover to be named after overlooked female DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Europe’s first Mars Rover will be named after the British female scientist who helped discover DNA but was overshadowed by her male colleagues. Rosalind Franklin, whose groundbreaking “photo 51” enabled James Watson and Francis Crick to decipher the double helix, will give her name to the space robot that launches for the red planet next year. The UK-assembled craft will carry a two-metre drill to look for evidence of organisms below the Martian surface in a former ocean bed. Experts working on ...
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New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin. UK astronaut Tim Peake revealed the name of the first European scavenger of the Red Planet at the Airbus factory just north of London where it was built. Cambridge-educated Franklin "helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars," UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore said at the unveiling.
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UK-built Mars rover named after scientist Rosalind Franklin

LONDON (AP) — The British-built Mars rover that is scheduled to be launched in 2020 has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin. The ExoMars mission is designed to search for evidence of life on Mars. The name was revealed Thursday by astronaut Tim Peake and science minister Chris Skidmore after more than 36,000 people submitted […]
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Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of an unsung hero of DNA discovery.
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Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…Read more...
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10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
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“The Matilda Effect”: How Pioneering Women Scientists Have Been Denied Recognition and Written Out of Science History

Photo via Wikimedia Commons The history of science, like most every history we learn, comes to us as a procession of great, almost exclusively white, men, unbroken but for the occasional token woman—well-deserving of her honors but seemingly anomalous nonetheless. “If you believe the history books,” notes the Timeline series The Matilda Effect, “science is a guy thing. Discoveries are made by men, which spur further innovation by men, followed by acclaim and prizes for men. But too often, there...
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U of C Student Receives 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award

A University of Chicago graduate student in Biophysical Sciences has received the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization.
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This week in science history: The dark lady of DNA dies

Rosalind Franklin died terribly young, denying her the Nobel her colleagues felt she deserved. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
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That’s what she said: celebrating women in history [slideshow]

Achievements, contributions, and developments made by women have often gone overlooked or unacknowledged throughout world history. In 1909, “National Women’s Day” was held on 28 February in New York, which was amended to “International Women’s Day” two years later. President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation declaring the week of 8 March, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. Congress then designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month in 1987, to raise awareness and empower wo...
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‘Women scientists have built our world. It’s time to invest in them’ – The Cambridge women campaigning for gender equality in science

It’s unlikely, as she wrote these words, that Dr Marie Sklodowska-Curie ever imagined the ongoing pathways of progress she had catalysed. Today, the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the pioneer who paved the way for generations of women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) is one of the many successful women whose work is being celebrated around the world.  The first person in history to receive two Nobel P...
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Westminster Abbey and on to Leicester Square

Our professors had worked to get a tour of King's College set up but it fell through. Today we decided to go check it out just to see if we could find something on Rosalind Franklin. When we arrived we were told they used to have a display set up about
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Book Review: The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Title: The Boy on the Bridge Author: M.R. Carey Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction Publisher: Orbit Publication date: May 2017 Hardcover: 392 pages Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. Stand alone or series: Companion novel to The Girl With All the Gifts How did I get this book: Review Copy from the Publishe...
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Estes to Receive BIO’s 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award

In Washington, biotech industry veteran Vonnie Estes will receive the 4th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented on Tuesday July 25, 2017, during a lunch plenary session of the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Award will again be sponsored by the Ro...
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Rosalind Franklin - Biography, Facts and Pictures

Name Last Name Current Firm Country State/Province City Location Fellowship Class Fellowship Bio Professional Bio Education Bio Class Number; Dan Abelon: Abelon
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Rosalind Franklin - Biography, Facts and Pictures

The London Film School is one of the world's leading postgraduate film institutions, offering MA, PhD programmes and workshops in filmmaking and screenwriting.
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