Women in Science

"Star so bright in the night,”  do we know your name?   Many of the starry creatures glittering among the constellations above were identified almost 300 years ago by a woman whose birthday we celebrate on March 16. Her name, which is not nearly as well known as the comets she catalogued, is Caroline Herschel.
Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, a Nobelist. started a foundation in Germany to give female grad students and postdocs, who are also mothers, extra money for housekeeping and/or extra childcare. What an amazing idea! Now, we just need to do it everywhere else.