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Eric Weisstein, the Technical Internet Encyclopedia Developer at the technical software company Wolfram Research, Inc., authors the World of Scientific Biography site. This section of the larger World of Science site is continually growing and includes over 1000 biographical entries of notable scientists throughout history. Visitors can search by keyword or browse by branch of science, gender/minority status, historical period, nationality, prize winners, and alphabetical index. And for those who don't know where to begin, the author even provides a unique Random Entry link that brings up, you guessed it, a random entry. Results may include photographs, descriptions of major scientific contributions, links to other scientists who the person may have worked with, and references. Everyone from grade school students to adult learners will enjoy this well done and easy-to-navigate site.

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