Nobel Laureate Rita Montalcini Turns 103
Has Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini unlocked the secret of eternal life? The oldest living and the longest-lived Nobel laureate in history, Montalcini celebrates today her 103th birthday.
“I can say my mental capacity is greater today than when I was 20, since it has been enriched by so many experiences,” she says.
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Nobel Laureate Rita Montalcini Turns 103

Has Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini unlocked the secret of eternal life? The oldest living and the longest-lived Nobel laureate in history, Montalcini celebrates today her 103th birthday.

“I can say my mental capacity is greater today than when I was 20, since it has been enriched by so many experiences,” she says.

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Seven Extreme Female Explorers

Men tend to dominant the historic tales of adventurous daring-do and new places discovered, as the traditional position of women kept them out of the exploration business. But many of women have bucked that trend, and OurAmazingPlanet wants to give them their due.

From polar extremes to the depths of the oceans, women explorers have been charting new territory all around the world. Here are seven women who have changed the world and shattered glass ceilings for all explorers.

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photo 1: Russian Valentina Tereshkova,  the first woman and the first civilian in space.

Photo 2: Ann Bancroft, the first woman to cross both polar ice caps

photo 3: Edith “Jackie” Ronne was the first woman to explore Antarctica, pictured here with her husband Finn.

Do You Know This Face? The Smithsonian Needs Help Identifying These Women Scientists

Each March, the Smithsonian Institution Archives celebrates Women’s History Month by posting historical photographs of female scientists, science journalists and engineers to a Flickr Commons album. Taken from the 191os to 1960s, the portraits capture many women who were pioneers in their fields. But for a number of the photographs, however, there is little in terms of caption information identifying the women.

Smithsonian Channel presents Women in Science

iTunes University’s Smithsonian Channel’s has a great set of interviews with women scientists covering everything from planetary geology to forensic ornithology. Check it out and share it with your budding scientist today!