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Spotlight on Women in Science

The series "Spotlight on Women in Science" draws attention to forgotten researchers who have made important contributions to science. Its starting point is, as written by historian and sociologist Theresa Wobbe (2002), "the unequal and asynchronous inclusion of the genders in the scientific research system." Biographies are presented in 500-600 words; visual material, audio and film excerpts, and a bibliography accompany the texts where possible.

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Dr. Dora Ilse: The Senses of Butterflies

How do butterflies find food? Do they smell flowers’ nectar, or identify them from their colors? Do they even have a sense of what color is? The biologist Dora Ilse (October 9, 1898–October 21,...