Badass Ladies in Labs

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Vera Rubin at Lowell Observatory in 1965. Kent Ford, her longtime collaborator is kneeling in the hard hat. (Photo by Bob Rubin)

Vera Rubin at Lowell Observatory in 1965. Kent Ford, her longtime collaborator is kneeling in the hard hat. (Photo by Bob Rubin)

Vera Rubin. Zora Neale Hurston. Eugenie Clark. On this episode, we celebrate women who forged a path for generations of female scientists to come. And, we visit labs run by women and staffed by women, who are doing groundbreaking work. We’ll explore the successes of these badass ladies – and talk about the challenges and sexism they’ve faced. Plus, we meet a female video game designer fighting for more nuanced female characters, and a woman who was told she didn’t have a brain for science, but she proved everyone wrong.

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