“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at”*…

Limited by our own imagination- a fascinating concept for a town.

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A proposed cross-section of the Minnesota Experimental City

The future had arrived, and it looked nothing like what city planners expected. It was the early 1960s, and despite economic prosperity, American urban centers were plagued by pollution, poverty, the violence of segregation and crumbling infrastructure. As the federal highway system expanded, young professionals fled for the suburbs, exacerbating the decay…

One man had a revolutionary idea, a plan so all-encompassing it could tackle each and every one of the social issues at once: An entirely new experimental city, built from scratch with the latest technology, entirely free of pollution and waste, and home to a community of life-long learners.

The Minnesota Experimental City and its original creator, Athelstan Spilhaus, are the subjects of a new documentary directed by Chad Freidrichs of Unicorn Stencil Documentary Films. The Experimental City tells the story of the tremendous rise and abrupt fall of an…

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The Men’s Empowerment Run

He had just returned from winning the Women's Empowerment 5K, and everyone was gathered around him to see his medal.  "That's awesome man", "way to represent" everyone was proud of our squadron's winner.  It was great, he ran the race pretty fast and won.  I asked, "were there a lot of people that showed up?" …

The story of the Mathematicians​

I don't know your experience in high school, but I remember most of my math teachers were women.  Maybe I took it for granted they were only school teachers, but did you know how much the subject of math owes to women?  In case you didn't realize- here are just a few women to note- …

“Here am I. Send me!”

US Army Major Marie Rossi-Cayton was a CH-47D pilot serving in the First Gulf War.   She died on March 1, 1991, when the helicopter she was piloting flew into an unlit microwave tower the day after the Operation Desert Storm ceasefire had come into effect.  What most do not know about her, nor can you …

Noor Inayat Khan; British Special Forces radio operator

Ms. Kahn, an Indian decent woman raised in France, school teacher and nurse, joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during WWII as a wireless radio operator. After her talent was recognized by her superiors, she was sent forward on a special team designed by Winston Churchill to "set Europe ablaze" with the codename "Madeleine" and …

Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles

In part of a new effort to recognize significant achievements of women, Madrid is naming streets after Spanish women in history whose achievements may have been over looked or undervalued (Awesome!). Today they recognized Ms. Robles for her work in creating the first electronic encyclopedia, a precursor to the modern ebook. Read more about it …

Claudette Colvin: 15 yr old visionary

Before Rosa Parks, our National hero memorialized by President Obama in 2013, there was another young woman who stood up to authority and refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Public Bus, 15 yr old Claudette Colvin. On March 9, 1955 (9 months before Rosa Parks) Claudette Colvin and three other young students …