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13 Female Scientists Who Shaped Our Understanding of the World

From the smallest atoms to the biggest adventures in space, these women used their scientific knowledge to change the world.

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Marie Curie

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt

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Lise Meitner

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Maria Goeppert Mayer

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Elizabeth Blackwell

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Dr. Mae C. Jemison

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Émilie du Châtelet

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Dame Jane Goodall

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Rachel Carson

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Tiera Guinn Fletcher

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Mary Anning

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Barbara McClintock

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Rita Levi-Montalcini

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