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Robert Ballard
Robert Ballard

Discoverer of the Titanic

Biography | Profile | Interview
Lee Berger
Lee Berger

The Origins of Humanity

Biography | Profile | Interview
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

Father of the World Wide Web

Biography | Profile | Interview

Keith Black
Keith Black

Pioneering Neurosurgeon

Biography | Profile | Interview
Elizabeth Blackburn
Elizabeth Blackburn

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Biography | Profile | Interview
Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug

Ending World Hunger

Biography | Profile | Interview

Linda Buck
Linda Buck

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Biography | Profile | Interview
Benjamin Carson
Benjamin Carson

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Biography | Profile | Interview
Francis Collins
Francis Collins

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Biography | Profile | Interview

Denton Cooley
Denton Cooley

Pioneer of Heart Transplants

Biography | Profile | Interview
Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson

Theoretical Physicist and Author

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Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle

Undersea Explorer

Biography | Profile | Interview

Gertrude Elion
Gertrude Elion

Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Judah Folkman
Judah Folkman

Cancer Research

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John Gearhart
John Gearhart

Stem Cell Research

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Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann

Developer of the Quark Theory

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Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall

The Great Conservationist

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Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould

Evolutionary Biologist and Paleontologist

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John Hennessy
John Hennessy

President of Stanford University

Biography | Profile | Interview
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary

Conqueror of Mt. Everest

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David Ho
David Ho

AIDS Research Pioneer

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Susan Hockfield
Susan Hockfield

President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Donald Johanson
Donald Johanson

Discoverer of Lucy

Biography | Profile | Interview
Willem Kolff
Willem Kolff

Pioneer of Artificial Organs

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Eric Lander
Eric Lander

Founding Director, Broad Institute

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Robert Langer
Robert Langer

Biotechnologist and Entrepreneur

Biography | Profile | Interview
Meave Leakey
Meave Leakey

Pioneering Paleoanthropologist

Biography | Profile | Interview

Richard Leakey
Richard Leakey

Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist

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Leon Lederman
Leon Lederman

Nobel Prize in Physics

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Paul MacCready
Paul MacCready

Engineer of the Century

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Barry Marshall
Barry Marshall

Nobel Prize in Medicine

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John Mather
John Mather

Nobel Prize in Physics

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Ernst Mayr
Ernst Mayr

The Darwin of the 20th Century

Biography | Profile | Interview

Mario Molina
Mario Molina

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Story Musgrave
Story Musgrave

Dean of American Astronauts

Biography | Profile | Interview
Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace

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Sally Ride
Sally Ride

First American Woman in Space

Biography | Profile | Interview
Jonas Salk
Jonas Salk

Developer of Polio Vaccine

Biography | Profile | Interview
Richard Schultes
Richard Schultes

The Father of Modern Ethnobotany

Biography | Profile | Interview

Glenn Seaborg
Glenn Seaborg

Discoverer of Plutonium

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Alan Shepard
Alan Shepard

First American in Space

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Donna Shirley
Donna Shirley

Mars Exploration Program

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Thomas Starzl
Thomas Starzl

Father of Modern Transplantation

Biography | Profile | Interview
John Sulston
John Sulston

Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Edward Teller
Edward Teller

Father of the Hydrogen Bomb

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James Thomson
James Thomson

Father of Stem Cell Research

Biography | Profile | Interview
Clyde Tombaugh
Clyde Tombaugh

Discoverer of Planet Pluto

Biography | Profile | Interview
Charles Townes
Charles Townes

Inventor of the Maser & Laser

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Bert Vogelstein
Bert Vogelstein

Cancer Researcher

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James Watson
James Watson

Discoverer of the DNA Molecule

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Kent Weeks
Kent Weeks

Living Legend of Egyptology

Biography | Profile | Interview

Andrew Weil
Andrew Weil

Integrative Medicine

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Tim D. White
Tim D. White

Pioneering Paleoanthropologist

Biography | Profile | Interview
Ian Wilmut
Ian Wilmut

Pioneer of Cloning

Biography | Profile | Interview

E.O. Wilson
E.O. Wilson

Father of Sociobiology

Biography | Profile | Interview
Shinya Yamanaka
Shinya Yamanaka

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Biography | Profile | Interview
Chuck Yeager
Chuck Yeager

First Man to Break the Sound Barrier

Biography | Profile | Interview