Category: Science

Behind the Lens of “The Elephant Queen”

London—It is a rarity that you see a film and for days after you are still thinking about it, mulling over scenes and talking to anyone who will listen about…

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Soccer in Georgia: A Girls’ Game?

TBILISI--Growing up in Zemo Alvani, Ana Mozaidze did not think about playing soccer - like many other girls in her village of 3,000 people in eastern Georgia, she studied piano.…

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She Came, She Drove, She Conquered: Women in Motorsport

LEEDS--There has always been a preconception that the art of motorsport--a term that encompasses the group of competitive sporting events like Formula One that primarily involves the use of motorized vehicles--caters…

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Changing Women’s Lives One Cookstove at a Time

WASHINGTON--This Christmas Eve, my family will be sharing a Puerto Rican Christmas meal with our closest friends.  Each of our families will bring their own special dish from recipes handed…

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Wildlife Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on the Starving Polar Bear, Climate Change and Women in Science

LONDON AND VANCOUVER ISLAND VIA EMAIL--It was the "soul-crushing" video that went viral across the globe; a starving polar bear on Canada's Baffin Island having to scavenge through garbage for food.…

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Planned Parenthood Global’s Move to Kenya–A She-Files Exclusive

NAIROBI—I first heard that Planned Parenthood Global-- the international arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America--had moved their head office from New York to Nairobi during a girls’ power…

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Her Stories: When No One Brings You a Casserole

DALLAS, TEXAS--It had already been a long, emotionally draining week. I was tired, bone tired. The kind of tired that made me want to crawl into a corner and stay…

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Summer Reading List: Laura Shapiro’s “What She Ate”

LONDON--I first heard about journalist and food writer Laura Shapiro's new book "What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and Food That Tells Their Stories" two years ago at a wedding…

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An American in Tsavo: Cheetahs, Children and Conservation

LONDON AND TSAVO VIA SKYPE—I first heard about Cherie Schroff from a Kenyan-based American conservationist and safari guide. Over dinner one night in Karen, a southern suburb of Nairobi named…

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The Deaths of India’s Invisible Mothers

NEW DELHI--In October 2015, the state police in Bangalore, India’s IT city, found the body of a seven-month-old baby girl in a water sump. Her mother confessed to killing her…

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