Through methodical study, discipline, and rigor, these scientists and researchers explained the mechanisms and relationships that define our world and the universe beyond. They observed, classified, cataloged, and analyzed to gain insights that broadened our understanding of the natural sciences.

In Southeast Asia there exists a flower so exotic and strange it has captured the attention of scientists, artists and Read more
Elizabeth Pope conducted her scientific career at a time when science was a patriarchy and women were more likely to Read more
Elsie Bramell and Fred McCarthy in the Australian Museum Anthropology Department 1933. Photographer Anthony Musgrave. Australian Museum Archives AMS514_VA180_8. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum
When Elsie Bramell (1909-1985) began working at the Australian Museum in 1933 she was the first woman and the first Read more
K. Janaki Ammal was born in Kerala, India on November 4th, 1897. One of the first women in the U.S. Read more
Libbie Hyman
Libbie Hyman was one of the most influential vertebrate and invertebrate zoologists of all time.  She single-handedly wrote and illustrated an Read more
At a time when Europe dominated ornithology and America was only just beginning to study birds and build museums, Naumberg Read more
Matthew Henson A member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole, Matthew Alexander Henson was an experienced member Read more