10 Famous Scientific Discoveries With Suppressed Female Contributors: 4. Technetium and Nuclear Bombardment

Ida Tacke made valuable discoveries in the fields of chemistry and atomic physics which were totally ignored until they were “re-discovered”. Firstly, she found two new elements, rhenium (75) and masurium (43). Though she was credited for the discovery of rhenium, notice that there is no such element known as masurium at atomic number 43…

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10 Famous Scientific Discoveries With Suppressed Female Contributors: 5. Period-Luminosity Relationship

Henrietta Leavitt’s discoveries laid the foundation for many scientific studies about the Universe. Leavitt’s work started in the Harvard Laboratory where she was assigned the task of cataloging stars for her male supervisors and superiors. While carrying out her work, Leavitt noticed a relation between the brightness of a star and its distance from the Earth,…

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