Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Invented Kevlar, Has Died

Stephanie Kwolek, the chemist who invented the incredibly tough fiber known as Kevlar, died yesterday at the age of 90. She was definitely a "true pioneer for women in science," as DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman noted, and her contributions to engineering and life-saving technology will ensure her memory lives on. » 6/21/14 10:27am 6/21/14 10:27am

RIP Big Willie Robinson, Sought End To Gang Violence Through Drag Racing

At 6'6", William "Big Willie" Andrew Robinson III — a bowler hat perched atop his head, his voice booming — cut an imposing figure among the youth of South Central Los Angeles during the 1970s. That figure both belied and contributed to his mission, which was to end gang violence and racial unrest through drag… » 5/21/12 12:00pm 5/21/12 12:00pm