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Technorican: The Life and Times of Candy Torres, Space Lover

"I had liberated myself very early on. I thought of myself as a human being first," she says. "I had a very curious mind, and I was not willing to let go of that."

The Aquanaut

The Aquanaut

Sylvia Earle aims to protect the world's oceans, one broken record at a time.

Amazing Structure: A Conversation With Ursula Franklin
Discovering the Roots of Memory

Discovering the Roots of Memory

An interview with Brenda Milner, who studied one of the most famous patients in the history of psychology. Her findings shaped everything we now know about the way we remember.

The First Woman to Get a Ph.D. in Computer Science From MIT

The First Woman to Get a Ph.D. in Computer Science From MIT

Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.

Radia Perlman: Don't Call Me the Mother of the Internet

Radia Perlman: Don't Call Me the Mother of the Internet

The woman who developed the algorithm behind the Spanning Tree Protocol reflects on her illustrious career in math, computer science, and networking.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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