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

Science columnist Johanna Friege investigates the impact of gender on the life of the eminent physicist Lise Meintner

The spin of the Earth is slowing (very slowly) mainly due to the effect of the moon’s gravity. Just as the moon’s gravity pulls at our oceans as the planet rotates (creating tides), so too does it act as a drag on the Earth’s spin, meaning our days are gradually getting longer. This is why we have to add a leap second to our clocks every few years, and why the T-Rex experienced a 23 hour day.  #dinosaur #trex #jurassic #science #physics #gravity #moon #space

Why are our days gradually getting longer?

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 (scientist) - Wikipedia She was crustal to the in fight and navigation of the Apollo 11 mission.

There are a LOT of satellites orbiting Earth. See the link in my bio for a brief explanation. #satellite #space #science

There are a LOT of satellites orbiting Earth. See the link in my bio for a brief explanation.

E=mc². Arguably the most famous equation in history. But what exactly does it mean? And why is it so significant?

E=mc². Arguably the most famous equation in history. But what exactly does it mean?

It’s a big one this week as we delve into the beginning of everything with a look at the Big Bang Theory. How did the universe as we know it come into existence from supposedly nothing? And why? Head to the link in my bio to find out! #science #space #bigbang #thebigbangtheory #universe #physics #cosmology #cosmos #galaxy #bbt #astronomy #solarsystem

It’s a big one this week as we delve into the beginning of everything with a look at the Big Bang Theory. How did the universe as we know it come into existence from supposedly nothing? Head to the link in my bio to find out!

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

The level of radiation Marie Curie was exposed to was so strong that over 100 years later her notebooks must now be kept in lead-lined boxes.

A snippet of an epic video by YouTube’s morn1415 demonstrating the scale of the…

The Sizes of different Planets and Stars, An Amazing video showing the immense, impossible to understand, universe.

Did you know by using GPS you are directly interacting with Einstein’s theory of relativity? Latest post up explains how.  #Einstein #GPS #time #gravity #space #science #map

Did you know by using GPS you are directly interacting with Einstein’s theory of relativity? Latest post up explains how.

Does the universe have an edge? Visit the link in my bio to find out. #space #science #universe #physics

Does the universe have an edge? Visit the link in my bio to find out.

“Worldwide, half of all brains are in women.” A look at the women who helped get India’s first rocket to Mars.

“Worldwide, half of all brains are in women.” A look at the women who helped get India’s first rocket to Mars.

Santa Claus has an epic job come December 25th.

Santa Claus has an epic job come December

How cool is this periodic table showing where the elements come from? Only two are from the very beginning of the universe (hydrogen and helium). Most of the elements that make up the human body, like carbon and oxygen, were made by nuclear fusion inside stars (we are the stuff of stars!), and a bunch of elements are made by humans (i.e. only detected in human made lab conditions). #science #elements

Stellar nucleosynthesis - A version of the periodic table indicating the origins – including stellar nucleosynthesis – of the elements. All elements above 103 (lawrencium) are also manmade and are not included.

Did you know you can store data on DNA, just like a regular hard drive? Makes those old floppy disks look so quaint. Check out the latest post for a look at how this works, link in bio.  #science #technology #data #dna #floppydisk

Did you know you can store data on DNA, just like a regular hard drive? Makes those old floppy disks look so quaint. Check out the latest post for a look at how this works, link in bio.

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