Linus Pauling stamp to be released next week

February 27th, 2008

The U.S. Postal Service will release a new 41-cent stamp honoring Linus Pauling next week at Oregon State University, the two-time Nobel Prize winner's alma mater.

The chemist and peace activist will be one of four researchers in the "American Scientists" series.

Along with the scientist's portrait, the Pauling stamp features sickle cell anemia molecules. Pauling's research on sickle cell anemia combined medicine, biology and chemistry.

The other scientists honored in the set of "American Scientists" stamps are biochemist Gerti Cory, astronomer Edwin Hubble and physicist John Bardeen.