After her grandmother died, this 4-year-old walked 8km in -34C weather to get help.
The video of this 14-year-old Singaporean competing in the solo freestyle event at the Wind Games 2017 – which she won! – is beautiful, hypnotic stuff.
After watching her work, I can see why many articles refer to her as the greatest stunt cyclist around.
This 66-year-old won the vaunted Fur Rendezcous Sled Dog Race -- and not for the first time! She'd won it 24 years earlier as well.
30 years after John Rockefeller Sr laid her family low with his shady deals, she laid him low with her journalism.
After facing hiring discrimination in the software engineering field, she made an app for that: Blendoor, which masks personal details of job applicants, so they can be hired based on their merits.
This Purple Heart warrior (and medical evacuation pilot) filed suit against the US military policy excluding women from combat - the military recanted it shortly thereafter.
This physicist was the first female institute professor at MIT - by one estimate, she was author or co-author on more than 1,700 publications and articles.