At the end of the 19th century, “Professor” Henry C. Friend claimed to have a revolutionary process that used electricity to refine sugar—only he wasn’t a professor, and the process was a sham. A close-up of the notorious con man whose sweet nothings swindled investors out of millions
Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn. In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.
Thousands of women began their careers at NASA as computers, before the advent of electronic machines. A diverse and potent force in space exploration, their calculations were ultimately responsible for sending astronauts to the moon.