Whoops. My left hand is still learning to do all this typing and stuff solo. Or with only 3 fingers on my right hands really working. Hand. Argh.
OK, autocorrect is now on. Sheesh. Do *not* shatter an arm bone.
Today's google doodle honors Lucy Wills, who helped prenatal care by studying anemia and realizing that folic acid was important to pregnant women's health. Of course, she's often forgotten... and the doodle only make ssense if you look her up as I did and realize the doodle has bread b/c she isolated stuff from *yeast*. Honestly, I was first thinking, "What, did she invent PB&J? Huh?"
Overlooked women in science? A lot of them. One of my faves is poor Irene Joliot-Curie, whose mother was a two-time Nobel Laureate (once in conjunction with spouse Pierre for physics, once solo for chmistry) and the pair ar ethe only mother-and-daughter to both win the Nobel that I know of. Or at least in science. Irene helped her mother and then conducted her own research, and with her own spouse helped realize we coud manufacture radioactive atoms --- and that helped revolutionize medical treatments for cancer. Go Irene!
BTW, while only 18, Irene was on the battlefields of WWOne with her mom, toting X-ray equipment in an ambulance around to help surgeons save lives. With an X-ray, shrapnel and bullets could be readily identified relative to skeletal features --- and not left behind. Big help!
Ironically, had she been more into physics, Irene could've double-dunked the Nobel like her mother, Marie Curie. She and her spouse, Frederic Joliot, were *this* close to identifying the positron and neutron. Unfortunately, they were so focused on radioactivity that they didn't realize what they'd done.
That said, it was tough to know if radioactivity was really physics or chemistry, and to be honest, the whole thing still falls into both categories. PHysics studies nuclear effects and quantum stuff --- which are also studied in chemistry but not as specifically --- and around we go. If you ask, people sorta kinda think mostly for certain almost that radioactivity is now the realm of physics...
But maybe not?
Anyway, for women w ho've won the Nobel in science categories: https://www.nobelprize.org/womenwhochangedscience/stories
BTW, Irene won hers in conjunction with her spouse, just like her mom did on nher first. Seriously, anyone else thinking "apple fell right by that tree"?
Ironic, btw, that discovering how to make isotopes in a lab gave a lot to *physics* but Irene won the Nobel in Chemistry. Science. It's not just confusing to non-nerds, believe me.
And, like her mother, she died of leukemia from overexposure to radioactivity.
Incidentally, the Joliot-Curies were afraid of the military uses of their research and locked it all away. Despite that, physicists and fission were enlisted to create the first nuclear weapons in WW2.
Now to the Friday... how did I get to all this nerdy stuff?... and once again not scfreaming "I'd rather have you mop the floors than buy me flowers" at Hubby. I get it, but I don't get it. He seriously thinks that running out to buy flowers takes less energy and time than mopping the kitchen. I sewar, even the *cats* lookeda t him funny when he said that last night...
Blessings and healing to everyone's day:-) I wish I could keep track better of everyone for individual shout-outs, but rest assured, each of you is in the Hug Box!
Absolute agony here, so keeping it brief. Forget it. (Well, I meant another eff word but...)Hugs and support. Just gonna be a long hot rotten day here, so...CUteness required...
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia earlier this month (May) and it really sucks. I have been in so much pain. It is so stressful dealing with another health problem for me. I hope these new meds work because this is really annoying and hard to deal with.