Charles Darwin revolutionized science. His theory of evolution was based on careful observations of birds and other wildlife in places like the Galapagos Islands.
One thing that has been really slow to evolve is the gender mix in science. Men still dominate many scientific fields, just like they did in Darwin’s day, more than 150 years ago.
But gradually, more women are breaking in.
I met up with two young women scientists in ― where else? ― the Galapagos. Here are their stories.
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Last month, St. Louis Public Radio's science reporter Véronique LaCapra set off on a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Our Véronique LaCapra's trip to the Galapagos Islands has allowed her to see - and hear - things she's never experienced before. Play a little game with us, will you?
This Galapagos mockingbird is pretty good at mimicking other things...
But it's not good enough to make these sounds:
What IS making those grumbling, crunching sounds (nevermind the birds)? And how about that "burp!"
St. Louis Public Radio's science reporter Véronique LaCapra sets off this week on a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
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