Jeanette Hatcher

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NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Space Science

Want to Kill Tenure? Be Careful What You Wish For

Restive administrators and trustees may see tenure as a burden. But eliminating it could bring unanticipated costs.

Al-Qarawiyyin -- world's oldest library -- gets facelift in Fez, Morroco

<b>(CNN) —</b> The al-Qarawiyyin Library has long been a source of fascination for residents in Fez, Morocco, as few of them have ever passed through its doors. Opened in 859, it is thought to be the world's oldest library, and the maze of rooms were closed off to all but a few scholars and students of …

Al-Qarawiyyin -- world's oldest library -- gets facelift in Fez, Morroco

<b>(CNN) —</b> The al-Qarawiyyin Library has long been a source of fascination for residents in Fez, Morocco, as few of them have ever passed through its doors. Opened in 859, it is thought to be the world's oldest library, and the maze of rooms were closed off to all but a few scholars and students of …

The spy who loved men: She was Churchill's favourite spy, the inspiration for Bond's lover in Casino Royale, and always had a knife strapped to her thigh

• Beauty queen turned spy Christine Granville inspired the character of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale<p>The beautiful young woman looked coolly around her …

Casino Royale

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Hunched over a wireless set, alone in a safe house in a Parisian suburb on a rainy morning in July 1944, Didi Nearne tapped out a Morse Code message. …

Nazi Concentration Camps

After 65 years in the shadows, the Indian heroine of Churchill's elite SOE spy network is to be recognised with a statue in London

For more than 60 years, the herosim of Noor Inayat Khan, one of Winston Churchill's elite Special Operations Executive secret agents, has remained …

University of London

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake, "the White Mouse" and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story. Small wonder. It …

Game of her life

<i>This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Jan. 10, 2011, issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>SHE FLIES TO</b> Siberia in late September with nine teammates, all in …

University Criticized For Using Librarian’s Donation on $1M Football Scoreboard

The University of New Hampshire is facing criticism for the way it has chosen to spend a $4 million donation left by a longtime university librarian …

19 Women Who Will Make History if Elected to Congress This Year

2016 is all about breaking barriers.<p>Hillary Clinton has become the first female presidential candidate of a major political party in American history, showing American women and girls that they, too, can one day run for political office and succeed. But she's not the only female politician whose …

Katherine Johnson Went to College at 15—Then She Calculated the Path to the Moon

When Katherine Johnson started college at age 15, she never dreamed she'd be involved in space. At the time, she remembers that as a woman, "You …

Legos: A New Frontier for Libraries

Megan Lotts is not a “shushing” librarian.<p>In fact, the Rutgers University librarian rather delights in the noise, conversation and mess at the Lego …

Patronizing Insufferable Know-it-All Colleague

She means well. I'm sure she does. I'm sure she doesn't sit in her office thinking up imbecilic patronizing things to say to me just to test my …

Hidden Figures: One Of Many Stories That’s Long Overdue

The movie, <b>Hidden Figures’</b> Black Girl Magic, Black excellence, or whatever you want to call it, just keeps getting better!<p>As final weekend box office …

Coding “White Trash” in Academia

I was presenting at a panel at the Media and Civil Rights Symposium at the University of South Carolina. I noticed that one of my fellow panelists …

10 Most Haunted Hikes in Texas

Are you interested in the most haunted hikes in Texas? Want to experience the terror of coming face to face with children possessed by spirits? Think …

Hiking

The most beautiful library in each US state

jiawangkun/Shutterstock.comLibraries are timeless treasures.Even as pulpy paperbacks get swapped out for electronic ink, we still crave a physical …

These 9 Haunted Cemeteries In Texas Are Not For The Faint Of Heart

Our first stop is a cemetery in Southeast Texas that harbors a tale of both romance and eeriness. While these statues might not look inherently …

Jesus

Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Margaret Chase Smith and Shirley Chisholm

In this week of firsts, we consider the women who first ran for major party nominations in the United States: Margaret Chase Smith and Shirley …

21 Hilarious Photos Of Cats Being Shamed For Their Crimes

State of America's Libraries Report 2016

Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the …

Librarianship

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Future-ish Remembers | Culture Icon - Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief (1925-2013) is known around the world as the first Prima Ballerina in America. Born on the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma in …

Delany Sisters , Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1889-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first African… | werks | …

Pinterest<p>Delany Sisters , Daughters of emancipated slaves, Sadie (1889-1999) and Bessie (1891-1995) were civil rights activists. Sadie was the first …

21 Facts About Gender Inequality You Need To Know Now

21 Facts About Gender Inequality You Need To Know Now<p>Do you feel that? That's the cultural shift that's happening because women are creating …