Community developers throughout New York City are bringing urban planning to the people, ensuring that new spaces are both functional and fit for the neighborhood.
Gertrude Elion fought for her place in the lab to treat leukemia, AIDS, and herpes.
Ping Fu created and managed a 3D company despite all odds.
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
Katherine Johnson’s mathematical genius helped her defy racial and gender barriers and NASA.
STEM-oriented professions are experiencing significant growth, but is gender still a problem?
When I think about what is happening to refugees in the Mediterranean, I realize that history repeats itself in harsh ways.
Recent shifts in women’s media are leading to questions about what lies ahead.
A female inventor and environmentalist, Mary Walton helped tame pollution during the Industrial Revolution.
Being asked about your future can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling.
The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness emphasizes how the future is shaped by the present.
Janet McNally’s poetry collection Some Girls won the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her young adult novel Girls in the Moon, about sisters, mothers, daughters and an iconic 90s rock band, is forthcoming from HarperCollins.
Sometimes, the second after something nice has happened, I long for death. A kiss. A cup of coffee. A song on the car radio I have to sing along to.
We spoke with Kat Ross, author of the dystopian sci-fi novel “Some Fine Day,” about why imagining worst-case scenarios can help us better the world we live in.