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1. This British physicist has written 1,750 Wikipedia bios for overlooked women scientists

Jess Wade is on a mission to educate everyone with an internet connection about trailblazing women scientists. Wade, a British physicist, spends her free time writing Wikipedia biographies for women in the sciences who should have entries but don't. Wade told The Washington Post she was inspired to start this project in 2017 after meeting American climatologist Kim Cobb. Wanting to know more about her, Wade went on Wikipedia and was astonished to see there was no entry. Wikipedia is "used by pretty much everyone," Wade said, and she realized that "despite it being this incredibly important resource, it was suffering from a lack of content, particularly about women, but also about people of color." Since then, Wade has completed more than 1,750 pages for female and minority scientists and engineers, she told the Post, and she often spends her evenings reading journals, scientific papers, archived documents, and social media to find potential subjects. It takes Wade a few hours to write each Wikipedia entry, but she's not doing it all alone — she also teaches others how to research and put together pages during training workshops. Wade describes herself as a "tiny fish in a massive sea," but she'll "keep doing everything I can to make science a more accessible and inclusive place to be."

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.