This summer NPR's Science Friday Book Club is reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time.
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
Rise of the Rocket Girls profiles multiple generations of women working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from the 1940s to present. The book highlights gender-based challenges as well as scientific ones, and accessibly explains engineering concepts. Readers who loved Hidden Figures will not be disappointed by this book.
In celebration of "The International Year of Crystallography 2014", we'd like to point you to a favorite site for science images, Wellcome Images. This database contains over 150 historical and contemporary images of crystals, drawing on a variety of imaging techniques.
Wellcome Images database is a great source for medical and science images, with a particular strength in modern imaging techniques and historical images from the Wellcome Library collection. A fascinating gallery within the collection to browse is the Wellcome Image Awards 2012, from which the photos illustrating this post are drawn.