Meet Georgios Papanikolaou: Pap Smear Inventor Honored With Google Doodle

You might not know Georgios Papanikolaou’s name, but you certainly know his most famous creation. The scientist is being celebrated in Monday’s Google Doodle for what would have been his 136th birthday, along with his invention of the Pap smear. Papanikolaou was a cytopathologist who worked alongside his wife to come up with the test […]

Behind the Scenes: What Went Into the Mother’s Day Google Doodle

The Google Doodle team produces around 500 artistic iterations on the company’s logo per year. They honor holidays, notable historical figures, events, and more. In the nearly 21 years since Google began publishing Doodles, they’ve changed quite a bit. “Initially, when the Doodles were on the home page, they were just a static image. And […]

Google Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 With 13 Quotes and Doodles

International Women’s Day 2019 is upon us. To celebrate the women of the world and their accomplishments, Google is highlighting a group of particularly impressive women with an interactive slideshow Google Doodle–made by women. The 13 women featured in the Doodle come from all over the world and are known for their work in a […]

Olga Ladyzhenskaya’s 97th Birthday Celebrated by Google Doodle

Olga Ladyzhenskaya’s 97th birthday is being celebrated by Google Doodle on Thursday. But before the late Russian mathematician achieved high honors in the world of mathematics, Ladyzhenskaya had a rough start. Born on March 7, 1922, Ladyzhenskaya learned algebra from her father, also a mathematician, while growing up in the small down of Kologriv. When […]

How Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Built an Empire—And a Legacy

Friday would have been Steve Irwin’s 57th birthday. In celebration of Irwin’s life and legacy, Google is featuring the late conservationist and zookeeper in a Google Doodle slideshow. But before Steve Irwin became known around the world for his TV series The Crocodile Hunter–and before he had two species named after him–Irwin was just a […]