Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium
Her hard work paid off, as she developed into a pioneer scientist and researcher, becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize—not just once, but two times. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered radium and studied radioactivity, which radically changed science and she also engaged in humanitarian work during World War I. While she could have gained a lot of money from her work, she chose to make all her scientific findings and methods available to everyone for the advancement of science, rather than patenting it.
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