Ruth Benerito

argylesock says… Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) fabrics have been easy-care since before I was born. Thanks, Dr Benerito!

Grandma Got STEM

Thanks to Andrea Hermann, who suggested this post:

The Washington Post recently had an obituary by Emily Langer for Dr. Ruth Benerito.  Dr. Benerito, an Agriculture Department chemist, was credited with helping create wrinkle-free cotton.  She died Oct. 5 at age 97.

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This picture is credited in the obituary to the Lemelson-MIT Program.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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