Chemist Marie Curie was born November 7, 1867. She and her husband received the Nobel Prize for discovered the element radium, which many believed caused her death. However, the radiation levels in her body after her death were low, leading scientists to believe Curie's death was caused by working with X-rays in World War I.
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Marie Curie studied in secret in Warsaw, Poland. 00:23
Curie discovered an item's radioactive properties originated in its atoms. 01:03
After her husband's death, Curie took over his teaching post at the University of Paris becoming the first female professor. 01:16