The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in 1953.

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in

Marianne North; The Victorian gentlewoman who painted 900 plant species and traveled around the world to do so.

The Victorian Gentlewoman Who Documented 900 Plant Species

Marianne North in Mrs Cameron's house in Ceylon, c. Marianne North painting a Tamil boy in Ceylon, (Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron)

Emily Temple-Wood, a microbiology student at Loyola University Chicago, has come up with a unique way to combat the online harassment she faces as an advocate for women in science. | This Student Adds A Woman In Science To Wikipedia Every Time She’s Harassed Online

Emily Temple-Wood, a microbiology student at Loyola University Chicago, has come up with a unique way to combat the online harassment she faces as an advocate for women in science.

Keilana (aka Emily Temple-Woods) is the author of WikiProject Women Scientists -- and MY HERO!

“Margaret Hamilton led the team that developed the in-flight software for the Apollo missions. Man wouldn’t have set foot on the moon without her work.”

Margaret Hamilton (1936–), computer scientist whose work took us to the moon

Margaret Hamilton Software Engineer Margaret Hamilton – Developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program, first c.

Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tampon-tax-scrapped-in-canada-after-petition-convinces-conservative-government-10283929.html

Canada becomes first country to bow to public pressure and scrap tampon tax

A coalition of more than 300 organisations from around the world has come together to declare today the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day. Launched by Wash United, a Berlin-based NGO, the day is intended to break the silence surrounding menstruation.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy wants her Oscar-nominated film about Saba to expose the shameful crime Pakistan has ignored for too long

The case of Saba Qaiser and the film-maker determined to put an end to 'honour' killings

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy talks about her Oscar-nominated film about Saba Qaiser, the who was shot by her father and lived to tell the tale

Whatever the result next week, the Oxford and Cambridge women’s team will have turned the tide in women’s sport. And that is something that we should all celebrate.

Boat Race 2015: Move over boys, here come the girls

Ahead of the first Boat Race where men and women will compete on the same day, the President of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club shows Alice Audley why they're a force to be reckoned with

Mishal Husain is now an honorary Fellow at Murray Edwards College. See the video of her acceptance ceremony here: http://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk/about/news/murrayedwardsnews/view/742

Mishal Husain is now an honorary Fellow at Murray Edwards College. See the video of her acceptance ceremony here: http://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk/about/news/murrayedwardsnews/view/742

Sandi Toksvig - The comedian has revealed that she quit BBC Radio 4's News Quiz to set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party.

Comic Toksvig forms political party

Sandi Toksvig - The comedian has revealed that she quit BBC Radio News Quiz to set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party.

Dr Valerie Pearl passed away on Saturday 20 February 2016.  Dr Pearl was President of New Hall from 1981 to 1996.

Dr Valerie Pearl passed away on Saturday 20 February Dr Pearl was President of New Hall from 1981 to

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