‘Megan Leavey’: New Film Tells True Story Of The US Marine Corporal & Her Military Dog Rex

June 5, 2017 by

While Wonder Woman took over the box office this weekend (rightfully so!), there’s another story, about a real-life wonder woman set to hit theaters this weekend. Megan Leavey, which premieres on June 9th, is based on the true story of the U.S. Marine Corporal who, along with her military combat ... [Read More]

Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 2, 2017 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]

Woman Creates Animated Series Featuring Trio Of Ethiopian Girl Superheroes Who Fight Injustice In Their Country

June 1, 2017 by

The word "tibeb" means "wisdom" in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. And it’s wisdom, along with self-reliance and self-worth, that Bruktawit Tigabu wants to impart on young Ethiopian girls through her animated series ... [Read More]

Man Throws Tantrum Over Women-Only ‘Wonder Woman’ Screenings, Austin Mayor Pens Brilliant Response

June 1, 2017 by

Steve Adler, the Mayor of Austin, TX, received an email on May 26th from a man named Richard A. Ameduri. Outraged by a local movie theater’s decision to offer a few women-only screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’, Ameduri’s ignorance-fueled ... [Read More]

Scheduling for Success, Preparing for Disaster: NASA Flight Controller Marianne Dyson

May 31, 2017 by

In between landing on the moon in July of 1969 and launching the first space shuttle into orbit in April of 1981, NASA learned a few things about contingency planning. Margaret Hamilton's software had saved Apollo 11's moon landing by crafting specialized bits of code to compensate ... [Read More]

Student Sculptor Shows Dangerous Abortion Methods Some Women Resorted To Pre Roe v Wade

May 30, 2017 by

Twenty-two year old Coryn Catanzaro is a student pursuing her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at New Mexico State University. Concerned (like so many of us) by the growing war against women’s reproductive rights in the United States, for her recent final sculpture project she created ... [Read More]

A Bit of Nature Before Bedtime: 10 Women in Science Children’s Books

May 30, 2017 by

As a parent, as a science teacher, and as a writer about the history of women in science, some of my most beautiful moments in life have come from reading children's books to my kiddos that have sparked in them a certain sudden and fierce scientific curiosity, creating that desire to go out and See the stuff of the natural world and Wonder ... [Read More]

Watch: Jessica Chastain Calls Depiction Of Women In Films At Cannes “Quite Disturbing”

May 30, 2017 by

As an appointed member of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival jury, Jessica Chastain was among an esteemed group of international artists charged with choosing which films receive an award this year. On Sunday, during a press conference on the final day of the festival, the award-winning actress shared what she took away ... [Read More]