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Science Heroes

We love highlighting scientists you may not have heard of, often with a gorgeous illustration by cartoonist and neuroscientist Matteo Farinella. We even developed a deck of cards to celebrate great, under-appreciated figures from the annals of science. You can order our tarot deck in the Massive Science Shop.

Remembering Ben Barres, the trailblazing trans neuroscientist and mentor, on his birthday

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The legacy of the researcher, teacher, and gender equality advocate lives on

Burcin Ikiz, Neuroscience

Meet Virginia Apgar, the unlikely anesthesiologist who saved newborn babies

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Apgar's simple, standardized score helped decrease the startlingly high infant mortality rate

Shannon Casey, Biology

Meet Antonia Maury, astronomy's renegade who changed the way we classify stars

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Maury was part of a group of brilliant women known as the "Harvard Computers"

Dori Grijseels, University of Sussex

Meet Alice Wilson, the Canadian geologist who did the work of five people

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Arianna Soldati, Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University