Meet The 12 Women Awarded MacArthur Genius Grants

September 22, 2016 by

Today, 23 winners for the MacArthur Genius Awards were announced. Every year the MacArthur Foundation awards a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant to extraordinary individuals who are breaking new ground in their field. “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, ... [Read More]

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2016 by

Today is the inaugural International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that was established by the United Nations to recognize women's contributions to the field, with the goal of achieving "full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls." According a recent study conducted in 14 countries by the U.N., women and girls continue to be excluded from participating ... [Read More]

You Can Be The Star Of A Classic Novel

December 17, 2015 by

Have you ever imagined yourself as the protagonist in your favorite book, so instead of Alice, you are the one tumbling down the rabbit hole heading toward the adventure of a lifetime? Well, you no longer have to imagine. There’s a cool, new website called Bookü that allows you to rename the characters in classic books making you the star of the story. It’s super simple - you ... [Read More]

5-Year-Old Hailey Dawson Throws Out First Pitch With 3D-Printed Robotic Hand

August 20, 2015 by

5-year-old Hailey Dawson, a huge baseball fan, got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles' series finale against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone, let alone a young kid, but what made Hailey's pitch even more extraordinary was what she used to throw the ball to the Orioles' Manny Machado. ... [Read More]

How To Make S’mores With A Hair Dryer… And Meet The Woman Who Pioneered Hair Dryer Cookery

August 10, 2015 by

Circa 1978, Marcella Hazan, a WYSKy, gastronomic guru who is considered to be the patron saint of Italian cooking in America, pioneered a crazy culinary technique in her classic recipe for roast duck. To achieve THE PERFECT skin that's "succulent" and "deliciously crisp," but not oily, she used… a HAIR DRYER! ... [Read More]

Danit Peleg Is First Designer To 3D-Print A 5-Piece Fashion Collection At Home

July 31, 2015 by

Meet 27-year-old Danit Peleg, a 2015 graduate of the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan, Israel. In September 2014, she started working on a 5-piece collection for her degree in Fashion Design and decided to explore 3D-printing, a technology she barely knew anything about. After 9 months of research and development, ... [Read More]

Programmable Friendship Bracelets To Inspire Girls To Code

July 9, 2015 by

Jewelbots, created by Sara Chipps, developer and co-founder of the non-profit Girl Develop It!, Brooke Moreland, a fashion-tech entrepreneur, and Maria Saba, a postdoctoral research fellow, are programmable friendship bracelets that teach tween and teen girls the basics of coding. “The girls we know are curious and creative, just like ... [Read More]

One Of The Most Famous Women In The World Gets A Caffeinated Makeover

June 30, 2015 by

Commercial artist, illustrator, cake designer and avid coffee drinker, Maria A. Aristidou spilled coffee on a canvas while working one day. What turned out to be an unfortunate accident has turned into her latest passion… coffee painting. Mixing five different blends and brands of coffee to get just the right shade, ... [Read More]