Overlooked No More: Grace Banker, Whose ‘Hello Girls’ Decoded Calls in World War I

Overlooked No More: Grace Banker, Whose ‘Hello Girls’ Decoded Calls in World War I

18 ViewsThough she was on the front lines helping to lead Signal Corps switchboard operators, she was not designated a veteran until after her death. ImageGrace Banker in uniform with the Distinguished Service Medal she received from the Army for her services in World War I.CreditCreditvia Carolyn TimbieOverlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable …

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

Overlooked No More: Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

11 ViewsAt 16, Johns led a strike by the student body that ultimately became one of five court cases consolidated into Brown v. Board of Education.ImageBarbara Johns in a high school graduation photo from 1952.Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.The plan was …

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The most overlooked path to commercialize AI is for companies to do it themselves

The most overlooked path to commercialize AI is for companies to do it themselves

31 Views Editor’s note: John Mannes is an investor at Basis Set Ventures, a $136 million early-stage venture capital fund focused on supporting startups using machine learning to address big problems across industries. Prior to Basis Set Ventures, John was a TechCrunch writer covering machine intelligence startups, machine learning research and major AI initiatives from …

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One overlooked way we can significantly improve our mental health: more nature

One overlooked way we can significantly improve our mental health: more nature

19 Views Our mental health often feels like a mystery. A cheerful mood can inexplicably give way to sad or scary thoughts. Even though we might try to manage our emotional well-being through things like talk therapy, self-care apps, meditation, and medication, it’s easy to feel like contentment remains just beyond our grasp.  Yet scientific …

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Overlooked No More: Mabel Stark, Fearless Tiger Trainer

Overlooked No More: Mabel Stark, Fearless Tiger Trainer

43 Views Stark was one of the most celebrated animal trainers in a field dominated by men. She performed with tigers until she was nearly 80, then took her own life when she was separated from them.ImageMabel Stark training Goldie, a 5-year-old Bengal tiger. She was among the most celebrated animal trainers in a field …

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