sciencesoup:  Badass Scientist of the Week: George Washington Carver George Washington Carver (1864–1943) was a botanist, an agricultural researcher and an educator. He was born on a small farm near Diamond Grove, Missouri, where his mother and brother were the only slaves of Moses and Susan Carver. When he was a baby, his mother was taken by Confederate night-raiders, and the Carvers raised the two boys as their own. George became interested in nature at a young age but schools were ...

sciencesoup: Badass Scientist of the Week: George Washington Carver George Washington Carver (1864–1943) was a botanist, an agricultural researcher and an educator. He was born on a small farm near Diamond Grove, Missouri, where his mother and brother were the only slaves of Moses and Susan Carver. When he was a baby, his mother was taken by Confederate night-raiders, and the Carvers raised the two boys as their own. George became interested in nature at a young age but schools were ...

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of…

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of…

From Bake Off winners and musicians to Mexican tequila farmers, artists and scientists, here are the top portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

From Bake Off winners and musicians to Mexican tequila farmers, artists and scientists, here are the top portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

A Storyteller's Anthology: 26 Inspiring Character Portraits For Our Time (eBook Sampler) by Doug Feavel http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0170ZFGXS/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_whoswb1DVF3CK - Prepare to meet pilots, farmers, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – whose shared motivations become a part of us and our heritage. Together they answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? Why is a hero’s life worth…

A Storyteller's Anthology: 26 Inspiring Character Portraits For Our Time (eBook Sampler) by Doug Feavel http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0170ZFGXS/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_whoswb1DVF3CK - Prepare to meet pilots, farmers, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – whose shared motivations become a part of us and our heritage. Together they answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? Why is a hero’s life worth…

Isaac Newton—his mother wanted him to be a farmer, but schoolmaster and his uncle suggested to his mother that he return to school to finish his education. Isaac Newton attended Cambridge University upon finishing school in 1661. He developed a variety of scientific methods and discoveries including those in optics and colors. From 5 Famous Scientists That Started Their Work as Young Teens -

Isaac Newton—his mother wanted him to be a farmer, but schoolmaster and his uncle suggested to his mother that he return to school to finish his education. Isaac Newton attended Cambridge University upon finishing school in 1661. He developed a variety of scientific methods and discoveries including those in optics and colors. From 5 Famous Scientists That Started Their Work as Young Teens -

Benjamin Banneker 1795 African American author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner, at age 64. The unknown artist who created the portrait depicts Banneker in the Quaker garb he always wore, a simple dark jacket and white shirt -- although he was closely affiliated with Quakers, Banneker never became a member of the Religious Society of Friends. n the 1793 edition, Banneker included his correspondence with Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Banneker 1795 African American author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner, at age 64. The unknown artist who created the portrait depicts Banneker in the Quaker garb he always wore, a simple dark jacket and white shirt -- although he was closely affiliated with Quakers, Banneker never became a member of the Religious Society of Friends. n the 1793 edition, Banneker included his correspondence with Thomas Jefferson

Scottish Born John Muir (1838 - 1914), farmer, inventor, sheepherder, naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist.......quite sad that his grave is in some housing estate in America! and not somewhere in an open  place that he loved.......but then to think on it his resting place probably was all open and beautiful before they built houses all around it!

Scottish Born John Muir (1838 - 1914), farmer, inventor, sheepherder, naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist.......quite sad that his grave is in some housing estate in America! and not somewhere in an open place that he loved.......but then to think on it his resting place probably was all open and beautiful before they built houses all around it!

Portrait of Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated scientist, astronomer, inventor, writer, and antislavery publicist. He built a striking clock entirely from wood, published a Farmers' Almanac, and actively campaigned against slavery. He was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science.

Portrait of Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated scientist, astronomer, inventor, writer, and antislavery publicist. He built a striking clock entirely from wood, published a Farmers' Almanac, and actively campaigned against slavery. He was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science.

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