A “doomsday” vault in the Arctic preserving plants that could feed a growing population threatened by climate impacts has received 60,000 new seed samples from international donors – including Britain’s Prince Charles and a Native American group.
In Afghanistan, modeling can be a potentially life-threatening career to pursue, especially for women. But the nation’s very first fashion school is working hard to change the conservative mindset of what it is to be a model.
The teen birth rate in the United States of America has been steadily falling, reaching a historic low over time with less than 18 births per 1,000 females aged between 15 and 19.
Two years ago, Saudi Arabia lifted the ban that prevented women from driving. Ever since, the country has been working on further improving women’s rights, including allowing them to travel abroad without consent from a male guardian.
An online tree mapping app in London, England featuring details of more than 700,000 trees – including their location and species – has seen fifty times more visitors since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown measures.
In 2013, the Netherlands voted to close all mink fur farms by 2024. But COVID-19 has led the Dutch government to shut down the industry a whole lot sooner – by the end of this year, in fact!
The NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. is now known as the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building – honoring the agency’s very first African American woman to work there as an engineer.
An online language service taught entirely by refugees is helping people from all over the world pick up a new skill – especially useful during COVID-19 lockdowns – while teachers earn a living where they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
A new game app in Kyrgyzstan aims to help young girls prevent themselves and others from falling victim to bride kidnapping – a practice that affects around 1 in 5 women in the country.
In-person rehearsals may not be an option amid the global lockdowns, but this isn’t stopping choir communities around the world from growing – thanks to the power of the internet.