Watch the winners of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest | Science

The recipe for a great scientific dance video is a lot like that for a delicious loaf of bread. It takes a lot of planning, some pulling and stretching, and a heaping of yeast. That was the formula for Povilas Šimonis, at least. The Lithuanian scientist’s colorful and clever interpretation of the electric stimulation of … Read more

Marie Maynard Daly | First African-American woman to gain a PhD in chemistry

Marie Maynard Daly became the first African American woman to gain a doctorate in chemistry in the United States, in 1947. Later, as a biochemist, she helped to discover the link between high cholesterol and clogged arteries, essential for our understanding of heart disease. Daly was born in Queens, New York, on 16 April 1921, … Read more