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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]

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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]

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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]

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This Extraordinary 15-Year-Old Is Already Training To Be The First Human On Mars

November 4, 2016 by

"I do everything that every other normal kid does, except on the side I’m training to become an astronaut and go to Mars." Meet 15-year-old Alyssa Carson who, from age 3, has had her sights set on becoming the first human on the Red Planet as part of NASA’s mission for 2033. Since, she’s been doing everything she mentally and physically can to go on the greatest space adventure ... [Read More]

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All-Girl Team Of Inventors Awarded Grant For Solar Powered Tent To Combat Homelessness

October 25, 2016 by

Today, a group of 12 high school students from the DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, California are being recognized for their invention to combat homelessness in LA using solar powered collapsible tents for shelter. They are one of 15 InvenTeams across the nation to be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the ... [Read More]

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace On Her 200th Birthday

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace

October 11, 2016 by

This delightful, entertaining and educational short animation was created in celebration of Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer.” Told from the point of view of a girl today, the story unfolds to show how Ada’s incredible accomplishments continue to nurture and inspire a new generation of explorers and creators. “An idea doesn’t care about gender or circumstance, about time or space. ... [Read More]

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Sam Maggs Writes 25 Trailblazing ‘Wonder Women’ Back Into History In New Book

October 6, 2016 by

In May 2015, we featured The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the debut book turned bestseller from "writer. host. geek." Sam Maggs that offered her fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. Earlier this week, Sam unleashed more of her brilliance into the world with her second book, which tells the remarkable ... [Read More]

John Greathouse’s Article Exposes The Sexist Underbelly Still Present in Tech

October 4, 2016 by

If you follow the Wall Street Journal or tech media like I do, you may have seen yesterday’s deplorable article by John Greathouse, advising women in tech to use only their initials in order to get ahead in the tech world. The idea that in order for women to succeed in tech, ... [Read More]

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