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Meet Dr. Barbara McClintock

On May 21, 1971 . . .  . . 
Dr. Barbara McClintock was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Nixon, becoming the first woman to do so
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Happy Birthday Dr. Ramon y Cajal

On May 1, 1852 . . .  . . 
Dr. Santiago Ramon y Cajal was born in Spain. Cajal, a bit of a renaissance man, is known for his work as a histologist, pathologist, neuroscientist, Nobel laureate and artist. His life's work has ultimately earnedfalse
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Happy Birthday Alexander Crum Brown!

On March 26, 1838 . . .  . . 
Alexander Crum Brown was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
 
Considered by his peers as somewhat of a Renaissance Man, Dr. Brown was well educated in many disciplines. However, his research and career revolvedfalse
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Happy Pi Day!

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, it will be the same.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Alice Boring

On February 22, 1883 . . . 
Alice Middleton Boring was born in Philadelphia. Dr. Boring began her scientific endeavors as a cytologist studying under Nettie Stevens and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After co-authoring 36 works with Morgan, Boringfalse
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