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Use these links to learn about scientists and philosophers from the modern era:


Florence Bascom
Niels Bohr
Marie Curie
Arthur Eddington
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein
Vagn Walfrid Ekman
Williamina Fleming
Robert Goddard
George Hale
Werner Heisenberg
Matthew Henson
Edwin Hubble
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Max Planck
Wilhelm Roentgen
Ernest Rutherford
Immanuel Velikovsky

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