Listen: Free to Be… You and Me Song (1972)

November 19, 2016 by

44 years after its release, this song feels more relevant and more important than ever right now. Play it for yourself. Play it for your kids. Play it for anyone you know, young and old. Then celebrate everything it stands for. Free to Be... You and Me  by The New Seekers from Marlo Thomas and Friends - Free To Be... You And Me album (1972) There's a land that I see where the ... [Read More]

“Hip-Hop And Hijabs” Amirah Sackett Uses Dance To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslim Women

November 18, 2016 by

Click image to play video Amirah Sackett is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and teacher based out of Chicago, IL. In 2011 she developed We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, a hip-hop performance that includes educational lectures and workshops that educate the public and create a dialogue between ... [Read More]

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set To Make History Again Aboard International Space Station

November 18, 2016 by

Yesterday at 3:20 p.m. EST NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., along with her Expedition 50/51 crewmates, Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, 45, and French European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 38, blasted off into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 2-day ... [Read More]

Gelatine Giant: In 1908 Rose Knox Became The Boss And Revolutionized A Company

November 18, 2016 by

Born today on November 18th in 1857, Rose Knox is considered one of America's leading businesswomen. She co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized the company following her husband's death in 1908. This is her inspiring story. After marrying in 1883, Rose and Charles Knox settled in Newark, New Jersey where he became ... [Read More]

New Trailer For ‘Hidden Figures’ – True Story Of 3 NASA Women Behind Historic Space Launch

November 16, 2016 by

20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for the highly anticipated film 'Hidden Figures', the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) - brilliant African-American women ... [Read More]

Cartographer Marie Tharp: Her Game-Changing Work Was Once Dismissed As “Girl Talk”

November 16, 2016 by

This 4-minute video tells the extraordinary story of Marie Tharp (1920-2006), considered "one of the most outstanding cartographers of the 20th century." Without ever going on a single oceanic mapping expedition (it was feared women would bring "bad luck" at sea), she created the first scientific map of the entire ocean ... [Read More]

Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman… Artist Matt Jones Shows Us Why

November 16, 2016 by

We need zero convincing that Wonder Woman is the greatest superhero of all time, but we still love it when an artist chooses to creatively illustrate her unparalleled badassery. So in early 2015 we connected with multimedia storyteller and 3D animation guru Matt Jones about his original comic - Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman. It's the perfect blend ... [Read More]

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Introduces Us To Dame Stephanie Shirley, Digital And Entrepreneurial Pioneer

November 15, 2016 by

In its latest episode of The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, NOVA introduces us to Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, digital and entrepreneurial pioneer. Before Dame Stephanie Shirley, no one developed and sold computer software ... [Read More]