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24 - The extraordinary story of Maria

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Hi crew,
Today, 8th March, is the International Women Day and I feel like it's time to tell you a story.

Many are the women that in the past had an impact on Science and our lives and, of course, many are the women currently involved in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) related projects and that work for improving our quality of life and take care of our planet. From the past, I may mention a few Italians such as Rita Levi-Montalcini or Margherita Hack, or international ones as Rosalind Franklin, Gertrude Elion or Barbara McClintock (just to mention a few). Really, I would list them all, but probably the list would be just too long for this post.

However, today I would like to tell you the story of a woman. A story full of dreams, adventures, determination and, as in most of the best stories that I know, love.
The story that I am going to tell you today is the story of Maria Skłodowska-Curie.
Her story is really interesting. I learnt more about it during my re…