Harriet Brooks made three major contributions to the early theory of nuclear radioactivity, and was a traveling friend of radical Soviet writer Maxim Gorky. But then, at the height of her reputation and scientific accomplishment, she married and settled down to a depressingly unchallenging life. Read the whole tragedy now, in Episode 72 of Women […]
Katherine Johnson is amazing. Name a major accomplishment of NASA between the years 1958 and 1984 and she had a major had in it in her role as orbital mathematician. Check her out on Women in Science!
On the latest Women in Science, I take a look at the routinely miserable but inspiring life of Lavinia Waterhouse, a strange tale of frontier feminism coming to fruition amongst layered tragedy. Check it out!
Check out the new Women in Science for the amazing story of the woman whose idea for curing Blue Baby Syndrome jumpstarted cardiac surgery, and who then went on to save an entire nation from the crippling birth defects caused by thalidomide!!
It’s True! Head on over to TheHumanist.com and check out my new appreciation of the lives of George Sand, George Eliot, and Fanny Lewald!
After nearly two years, Women in Science has at last hit its 50th Episode, and who better to celebrate with than one of the all-time greats, Rosalind Franklin?!
For decades now, a grim presence has sat heavily on the chest of popular artistic culture. Men and women now in their thirties and forties have, far past our time, insisted that everything should remain the same as when we were kids, and that any deviation from those memories, any new way of carrying out […]
Kitty Pryde: Agent of SHIELD (Marvel, 1997) Writer: Larry Hama Art: Jesus Redondo and Sergio Melia Until quite recently, the Marvel Universe boasted of only three female characters of any appreciable intellectual heft: Moira MacTaggert (a scientist), Jennifer Walters (a lawyer), and Kitty Pryde (an electrical engineering whiz). Now, while that’s three […]
Angel and the Ape (Volume 2, DC Comics, 1991) Written and Drawn by: Phil Foglio “Is it time for Angel and the Ape to return?” Every decade or so, the question pops its head above ground at DC, whenever the company needs an antidote against its own ponderous gravitas. It’s a solid, […]
Phantom Lady (Quality Comics, 1941-43) Writer: Unknown Artists: Arthur F. Peddy, Joe Kubert, Frank Borth The Golden Age of Comics is a strange kingdom, conjured into existence by phantoms, financed by gangsters, hurtling towards nobody remotely knew what. Comic publishers hired out to squidgy collections of teenagers to deliver graphic stories, without too particular […]