Men always get credit for women’s inventions—and there’s a term for that
Matt Reimann
2014

No major discoveries ever existed in a vacuum, with each one heavily influenced by the many men, and women before them. Madame Curie went into physics to follow in the footsteps of her father, who was a physics teacher. And her daughter Irene, who also won the Nobel Prize, turned boron into radioactive nitrogen, as well as aluminum into phosphorus and magnesium into silicon, all with the help of her husband Frederic.

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