Women fought prejudice (twice over, in the case of Hidden Figures) and did crucial work that shaped our understanding and exploration of the universe. From a glass plate storage room in the Observatory, Williamina Fleming could look at a far off star and map it in a sea of numbers; in a segregated Virginia, Katherine Johnson could look at a sea of numbers and map out a path to the Moon. Taken together, these books make a case not just for acknowledging women’s contributions to the field, but for the value of science itself.
The Panchen Lama, selected by Beijing, is a controversial figure among Tibetans. Those living in exile in India and elsewhere are denouncing this month’s ritual as a sham. They see it as an attempt by Beijing to legitimize this Panchen Lama as the government’s proxy and cement its grip on Tibet and its main religion..
We were thrilled that the control tower was still standing and were taking pictures and trying to see if there was a way we could get inside to look at it, when a man suddenly appeared behind us. In a very serious voice, he asked us what we were doing. We explained our mission and his eyes narrowed.
I challenge you, if you will, to step outside your own mindset, only for a moment. For the sake of experiment, imagine that the way to be is gay, and that that is how everyone is born, and homosexuality is the norm. Now imagine you had grown up in this culture instead of the one we currently inhabit.
In 1881, Louise Blanchard Bethune, the most notable woman architect of the period, opened her own architectural office in Buffalo, New York, at the age of twenty five. She had apprenticed under Richard Waite and, with her husband and partner R. A. Last month Cherington inked one time Cleveland Indians star Grady Sizemore to a one year major league contract for $750,000, with hopes of him competing with Jackie Bradley Jr. For time in centerfield. Since 2009, Sizemore, 31, has been battling a cornucopia of injuries to his groin, back, and legs that resulted in a total of seven surgeries including microfracture procedure to each knee, that caused him to miss all of 2012 (with Cleveland) and 2013 (out of baseball).
A hard line on immigration was a fundamental ideological underpinning of Trump’s candidacy. Now, the country is seeing the practical implementation of that ideology, especially after a year in which little got done legislatively on immigration. Trump, though, appears to be looking for a way out of the bad optics and bad politics without looking like he’s compromising his principles..