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Start Researching: Marie Curie

 
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A near-boundless source of energy with the power to destroy cities, examine the past, and heal the sick, radioactivity lay undiscovered until Marie Curie, working with her husband Pierre and fellow scientist Henri Becquerel, revealed her groundbreaking research in 1898. The three scientists shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics.
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Alexander Graham Bell
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