Physicist Lise Meitner was integral to the ground breaking discovery of nuclear fission.

Physicist Lise Meitner was integral to the ground breaking discovery of nuclear fission.

Lawyer Mabel Walker Willebrandt was behind the novel idea that mob boss Al Capone and similar criminals could be prosecuted for tax evasion.

Lawyer Mabel Walker Willebrandt was behind the novel idea that mob boss Al Capone and similar criminals could be prosecuted for tax evasion.

The humble sandwich has been bringing regular joy, and occasional disappointment, to our lunches for generations, but where did this vision of convenience come from?

The humble sandwich has been bringing regular joy, and occasional disappointment, to our lunches for generations, but where did this vision of convenience come from?

Did you know the world population growth rate is actually declining?

Did you know the world population growth rate is actually declining?

Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer source code – the on-board flight software that got man to the moon. A female software engineer at the time was a pretty rare sight, but that didn't stop Hamilton from leading the team that developed the software for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Hamilton was later given NASA's Exceptional Space Act Award for her work. Hamilton also coined the term 'software engineer'. #womeninscience #Apollo11 #margarethamilton…

Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer source code – the on-board flight software that got man to the moon. A female software engineer at the time was a pretty rare sight, but that didn't stop Hamilton from leading the team that developed the software for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Hamilton was later given NASA's Exceptional Space Act Award for her work. Hamilton also coined the term 'software engineer'. #womeninscience #Apollo11 #margarethamilton…

Marie Curie, the renowned physicist and chemist, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice. Curie undertook ground-breaking research on radioactivity. The level of radiation Curie was exposed to was so strong that over 100 years later her notebooks must now be kept in lead-lined boxes and those who handle them must wear protective gear. #science #radioactive #womeninscience

Marie Curie, the renowned physicist and chemist, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice. Curie undertook ground-breaking research on radioactivity. The level of radiation Curie was exposed to was so strong that over 100 years later her notebooks must now be kept in lead-lined boxes and those who handle them must wear protective gear. #science #radioactive #womeninscience

Inky paw prints left by a curious kitty on a 15th century Mediterranean manuscript.  #catsofinstagram #history #photography

Inky paw prints left by a curious kitty on a 15th century Mediterranean manuscript. #catsofinstagram #history #photography

Charles Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, instantly catapulting him into a stratosphere of fame no one had quite predicted, becoming arguably the most famous man in the world at the time. The reception Lindbergh received upon returning to America is mind boggling even by today’s fame loving standards. Lindbergh was honoured with a parade in New York City and greeted by an unprecedented 4 million people! #history #flight #CharlesLindbergh

Charles Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, instantly catapulting him into a stratosphere of fame no one had quite predicted, becoming arguably the most famous man in the world at the time. The reception Lindbergh received upon returning to America is mind boggling even by today’s fame loving standards. Lindbergh was honoured with a parade in New York City and greeted by an unprecedented 4 million people! #history #flight #CharlesLindbergh

A literal selfie stick. Photograph of Helmer Larsson and his wife, Naemi Larsson in Sweden, 1934.  #selfie #blackandwhitephotography #photography #selfiestick

A literal selfie stick. Photograph of Helmer Larsson and his wife, Naemi Larsson in Sweden, 1934. #selfie #blackandwhitephotography #photography #selfiestick

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