Eyes On The Prize

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[Baltimore, October 5. Image via Getty]

BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 05: Professor Carol Greider decribes her surprise to friends before a news conference after it was announced that she won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at Johns Hopkins University October 5, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. Greider, 48, was recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for her 1984 discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that maintains the length and intergrity of chromosome ends and is critical for the health and survivial of all living cells and organisms. Greider, the Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, shares the prize with Professor Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California and Jacks Szostack of Harvard Medical School. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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Yay, her! I'm always so pysched to see women win scientific prizes.

I really feel like I missed out on science. I had a learning disability that was only discovered in 10th grade that made it near impossible for me to remember formulas and do math. Because of that, science has always been a nightmare for me. I remember tearful nights of trying to go through Chem homework I just literally could not understand.

Now that I'm older, I watch tons of TV programs about "lite" science (I guess) and I'm absolutely FASCINATED by it all. I wish I could go back in time and become a scientist. I love it. I wish there was a way for me to sort of understand it all now, apart from watching the Discovery Channel.

Any Jezzies have any good tips on easy science books or things I can do?