Decked out in a lab coat and holding flasks, one of the new Lego figurines is a first — a female scientist, says the Christian Science Monitor.

Lego, LiveScience points out, had been called out recently for marketing its plastic brick toys mainly to boys and otherwise tapping into gender stereotypes.

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Among Sacks' books was "Awakenings," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.

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