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Editor's Note: Eric Jay Dolin is a writer with degrees in environmental science and environmental policy from Brown, Yale, and MIT. His most recent book is A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes (Liveright), from which this essay was adapted. 

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Essay adapted from 10 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans (Diversion Books, 2019).<
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Fall 2020 | Volume 26, Issue 3
Editor's Note: Eric Jay Dolin is a writer with degrees in environmental science and environmental policy from Brown, Yale, and MIT. His most recent book is A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes (Liveright), from which this essay was adapted.  For decades,…
Winter 2020 | Volume 26, Issue 1
Essay adapted from 10 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans (Diversion Books, 2019).In November 1891, at nearly twenty-four years old, Marie boarded a train for Paris from her native Poland with a new first name, changing Maria to the French Marie. At…
Spring 2009 | Volume 24, Issue 1
A few years ago, Pope John Paul II told a cosmology conference at the Vatican that scientists should not study the beginning of the universe because it was the work of God. "It’s OK to study the universe and where it began,” said the Pope, “but we should not inquire into the beginning itself…

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