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.
Why Chemist Gertrude Elion Fought for Science Education
Gertrude Elion fought for her place in the lab to treat leukemia, AIDS, and herpes.
How Software Entrepreneur Ping Fu Makes the World Come to Life
Ping Fu created and managed a 3D company despite all odds.
Marion Donovan, Inventor of Disposable Diapers
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.
NASA, Numbers and Broken Barriers
Katherine Johnson’s mathematical genius helped her defy racial and gender barriers and NASA.
How Women Are Fixing STEM’s Leaky Pipeline
STEM-oriented professions are experiencing significant growth, but is gender still a problem?
Refugees of the Mediterranean: Reflections of a Greek Cypriot
When I think about what is happening to refugees in the Mediterranean, I realize that history repeats itself in harsh ways.
Beyond Slingbacks & Sex Tips: The Future of Women’s Media
Recent shifts in women’s media are leading to questions about what lies ahead.
Mary Walton, the Female Inventor Who Cleaned Up the Industrial Revolution
A female inventor and environmentalist, Mary Walton helped tame pollution during the Industrial Revolution.
How a Simple Question Can Change Your View of the Future
Being asked about your future can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling.
How Learning to be Mindful Can Change Your Life
The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness emphasizes how the future is shaped by the present.
Poem: My Next Heart by Janet McNally
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.
Poem: Do Over by Jen DeGregorio
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.
Why Girls Should Read Sci-Fi (And Women Should Write It)
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.