In 1963, at the age of 26, Valentina Tereshkova was selected from more than 400 applicants to become the first woman to fly in space, blazing a trail for the many female space explorers who would follow.
Before becoming an astronaut, Tereshkova was a textile factory worker and an avid skydiver. Her three-day mission was the 12th human spaceflight in history.
Upon her return from space, she tried to ... [Read More]
Dr. Angela Belcher, a materials chemist and one of the world’s leading scientists in nanotechnology, was announced today as the recipient of the "Oscar For Inventors", the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Recognized for her inventions in biological engineering, this brain-crush ... [Read More]
At just five years old, Abby Harrison knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Most kids at that age have big dreams, the kind that usually fade away with time, but not Abby’s. Today, as a result of her incredible passion and “sticking with it” attitude, this 15-year old is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first astronaut on Mars.
After a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center a ... [Read More]
A two-week joint trip to Africa shadowing nurses and physicians in local hospitals opened the eyes of Rice University Professors of Bioengineering, Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden to the immense need for basic healthcare technologies in the developing world. They realized how much potential there was for their students ... [Read More]
After a 15-year study involving 320 female volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35, Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports medicine specialist from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon in France, says his findings show that wearing bras may not prevent women's breasts from sagging, and may be doing some women more harm than good. ... [Read More]
Meet Stanford University students Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni. They are the self-proclaimed “good girls gone geek” behind she++, a movement designed to inspire women and girls to explore and pursue computer science as a career. Launched in January 2012 as a one-off conference on women in technology, Ayna and Ellora quickly expanded their idea into a full-fledged community committed to changing the ... [Read More]
Mary-Claire King and Annie Parker. These are two women we didn't know about until last week. But when we heard their stories, we were dumbstruck that neither of them are household names, especially to those of us with breasts and ovaries. That’s why we want to thank Steven Bernstein and his long time friend Clark Peterson for making a feature film about these truly extraordinary ... [Read More]
Have you ever wondered why men have nipples? Well, according to science, we all start out as females - YES, we are serious! If you don't believe us, this and other mysteries you have always wanted to know are explained by our friends at AsapSCIENCE in this video.
Definitely something to share with the men in your life! ... [Read More]