[US] History's Female Programmers Will No Longer Be Forgotten

[US] History's Female Programmers Will No Longer Be Forgotten

  Selena Larson– ReadWrite – Monday, 08 September 2014 Can you name an influential woman in computer science? If you’re well-versed in your history, you might think of 19th-century mathematician and programmer Ada Lovelace. Or, more recently, computer scientist Grace Hopper, who coined the term “debugging.” Two women across two centuries makes for a scant […]

He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

Liu Bohong – Women of China – Monday, 04 August 2014 He Zehui (March 5, 1914 to June 20, 2011), was a distinguished female physicist in modern China. She accomplished great things in physics, and she became a stellar example for all Chinese women. He Zehui was born in Suzhou, in East China’s Jiangsu Province, on […]

South American [Female] mummy ritually sacrificed

South American [Female] mummy ritually sacrificed

Melissa Hogenboom – BBC News – Monday, 03 March 2014 (originally published 27 Feb) A previously unidentified female mummy was killed in a ritual sacrifice in South America, new research has found. The mummified woman is over 500 years old, and would have died in her early 20s. She is thought to have arrived in […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis – Huffington  Post -Tuesday, 05 February 2013 (originally published 04 Feb) 1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver — for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board. She had avoided that driver’s bus for twelve years because […]

Tiny jar identifies mighty Maya queen [Guatemala]

Tiny jar identifies mighty Maya queen [Guatemala]

Alan Boyle – NBC News – Tuesday, 09 October 2012 (originally published 03 Oct) Glyphs carved into a tiny alabaster jar have led archaeologists to conclude that the tomb in Guatemala where the jar was found belonged to one of the greatest queens of the Classic Maya civilization, known as Lady K’abel. “She was not […]

A Life’s Worth of Living – Witnessing the Life of Foreign Correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, in Her New Book “WITNESS”

A Life’s Worth of Living – Witnessing the Life of Foreign Correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, in Her New Book “WITNESS”

Lys Anzia – WNN Features As award winning foreign correspondent, Dr. Ruth Gruber, reaches her 96th year this year, her new and 19th book is out. The book, “WITNESS – One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story,” crosses decades as it speaks of humanity, crisis and rescue. Just released by […]