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Carol Greider
Scientists

Biography of Carol Greider American scientist

Carolyn Greider is an American biochemist and was instrumental in the discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that forms telomeres during DNA duplication. Together with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, she received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Childhood and education of Carol Greider …

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Shannon Lucid
Astronauts

Biography of Shannon Lucid American Astronaut

Biography of Shannon Lucid the woman who has flown in space five times, including an extended mission aboard the Soviet Mir space station, in 1996. She was the only American woman to serve aboard the Mir. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Shannon Lucid’s personal data Mother of a …

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Madeleine Albright
Politics

Biography of Madeleine Albright American politician

Biography of Madeleine Albright American politician. She was an ambassador to the United Nations and the first woman to be appointed Secretary of State to the United States of America. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Madeleine Albright’s impressive career stands out as a valuable combination of intelligence, academic …

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Katharine Hepburn
Artists

Biography of Katharine Hepburn American actress

Biography of Katharine Hepburn, American actress who received four Oscars for Best Actress. This is a record not surpassed by anyone to date. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation In 1999, she was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history. She maintained …

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Whitney Houston
Singers

Biography of Whitney Houston American singer

Biography of Whitney Houston American singer Whitney Houston was an American singer who also excelled as an actress, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and model. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Whitney Houston rose to fame in 1985 with her album called “Whitney Houston“. More than 13 million copies were sold …

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Amelia Earhart
Sportswomen

Amelia Earhart American Aviator Biography

Biography of Amelia Earhart the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane, piloting herself. She performed this feat on May 20, 1932. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation History of transatlantic flights In April 1932, an American aristocrat (Amy Guest) had purchased one of the few …

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Pearl Buck
Writers

Biography of Pearl Buck American writer

Biography of Pearl Buck the first American woman to win the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation This award was granted to her in 1938. Previously, in 1932, she had won the also prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Literary merits of the writer Pearl Buck When …

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Henrietta Leavitt
Astronomers

Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer

Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer who, in the late 19th century, discovered a method of measuring distances to stars. She found a ruler to measure the size of the Universe. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Her discovery is the cornerstone that revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe, …

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