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HISTORY MINUTE

HISTORY MINUTE

The twentieth century opened a door for innovation in science and technology. Great minds steadily unlocked the mysteries of the world and made life better for countless people. One of those great minds was Arkansas research scientist Dr. Margaret Pittman, a woman whose research has helped save millions of lives.

HISTORY MINUTE

By Dr. Ken Bridges kbridges@southark.edu

HISTORY MINUTE

“Always hire people who do something useful better than you do . . . Life will be much more interesting and you will be much more successful, if you define success as actually getting something done,” once wrote Dr. Alfred Gilman. Gilman employed many students and scientists in his labs as he researched the innermost workings of cells in the body, work that led to the Nobel Prize. His research led to radically new understandings of how cells worked and ultimately inspired other scientists to develop new techniques in medicine and important advances in cancer research.

Cancel Culture

“You don’t say something I agree with so you need to be canceled.” This isn’t a direct quote but it seems to be the message lately. It was bad before, but not it seems to be getting out of control. I’ve been seeing on Twitter of people threatening businesses and people who have different opinions to change their opinion or else get ruined.

HISTORY MINUTE

HISTORY MINUTE

The twentieth century in the United States was marked by incredible progress in science, transforming a nation of farmers spending their lives working with their animals and the strength in their hands into a technological powerhouse where electricity, computers, instantaneous communications, and hightech machinery are indispensable to every facet of life. These achievements were due to the work of men and women in numerous fields. It was also in the last century that women were able to make significant contributions to science in large numbers for the first time. One of those pioneers in scientific research and leadership was chemist Mary L. Good.

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