• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Is science still sexist?

Three hundred years ago it was widely believed insects spontaneously appeared from dust, mud or rotten meat. Then Maria Sibylla Merian came along and changed science forever. The 17th-Century artist and naturalist is celebrated as one of the world's first ecologists. But she faced many challenges – not the least of which was her gender. BBC Ideas tells her story.

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