Science Cards – Two Great Women

After a slew of business trips and a broken piece of software, I’ve finally got the latest–and last*???–science cards for you!

First up is Marie Curie, the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes!  Best known for her work as a pioneer in radioactivity, Curie had a distinguished career that included isolating radioactive isotopes, discovering two chemical elements (she even had one named after her!) and working to cure cancer with radiation. Continue reading

Science Cards – No Catchy Subtitle This Time

I spent 8 out of 9 days on the road since the last time I posted a science card.  So you’ll have to give me a bit of a break on the lack of a catchy subtitle.  Feel free to come up with one of your own and make me feel bad for how easy it was for you to think of.

(If this is your first experience with my science cards, here’s the brief synopsis: cards that include a “legend” are made up by me.  In most cases, the current scientists are providing their own info to me.  When reading a star rating, 1 star is indicative of the level in which normal mortals reside.) Continue reading

Science Cards – The Hermit & The Hottie

While the other big name reputable science bloggers are writing about poop today, I present a new pair of science cards.

Actually one of the most famous people in the world at one point, our first scientist had hermit tendencies–especially later in life. [src]   Nikola Tesla didn’t invent electricity–that was nature–but he certainly found new ways to use it. An engineer, physicist, and prolific inventor, Tesla has his name on a unit of measure, museum, currency, car–just about everything short of a pair of Nike! Continue reading

Science Cards – Galileo & Scicurious

With a little help from Bora, the first iteration of my new science cards did wonderfully last week.  So this week, I cover my eyes and hope to have even more luck:

First up is Galileo.  What did he do? Oh well, just looked at the Milky Way through a telescope and said that objects of the same size and shape (but different masses) fall to Earth at the same rate.  You know, and a bunch of other important stuff… enough that he’s considered by many to be the father of modern science. Continue reading

Science Cards

Except for the people who actually know scientists, most folks don’t know what scientists are like.  As should be expected, scientists are as varied as professionals in any other field.  Just as not all lawyers are blood-sucking leaches (I have a few close lawyer friends), not all scientists have crazy hair and crazier ideas like creating a “human” life.

In an effort to broaden the narrow version many people have of scientists, I’ve created science cards–like baseball cards, without the gum (inside joke for “old” people).  There will be a mix of people influential in the sciences presented: legends of yesteryear, living legends, celebri-scientists, science writers, and influential people from the sci-blogosphere.  Short of going Bill & Ted, this is will introduce you to some of the best people and minds in the science-verse.  (Unless otherwise noted, liberties have been taken in some of the material… you’ll see what I mean.)

Today, I’m going to introduce you to two of the most influential people I’ve got in the set: Continue reading

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