British Library, Sloane 6, detail of f. 177v (‘a woman physician treating a female patient’). John Arderne, Medical Treatise. England, 2nd quarter of the 15th century.
Space History Photo: Rare Woman Physicist at NASA in 1957
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, one of the rare women physicists at NASA works on an atomic laboratory experiment at the Lewis Research Center in 1957. The experiment pushed a gas at low pressure through a high-voltage discharge.
NASA today has a web site devoted to highlighting women who work at the agency, with one goal being to “inspire girls everywhere to reach for the stars and explore the myriad of opportunities available to them through pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
via donated VHS tape recording of channel 3 news from santa barbara public library
CHAN 3 NEWS
Let woman share the rights and she will emulate the virtues of man for she must grow more perfect when emancipated, or justify the authority that chains such a weak being to her duty. — Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (via esplumoir)
Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. The beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That’s why my public focus is primarily adults. — Neil DeGrasse Tyson