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Jason Scott Is Archiving CD-ROMs and Floppy Discs From Closets Around the World

Game patches, spreadsheet software, FTP sites, software update files—the digital preservationist is saving rare bits of computer history that would otherwise be lost forever.
Jason Koebler
5.3.17
humans of the year

Aubrie O’Rourke Trained Dolphins, Researched HIV, and Is Helping NASA Get to Mars

And she's just getting started.
Samantha Cole
4.30.17
humans of the year

Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time

“I am one of my clients.”
Farnia Fekri
4.30.17
humans of the year

Kendra Kuhl Is Building a Device That Turns Pollution Into Products

The CTO of Opus 12 has been trying to help the environment since she was a grad student.
Farnia Fekri
4.28.17
humans of the year

Christopher Emdin Is Teaching Public School Kids Science Through Hip-Hop

“The liquid soluble that made up the chemistry. A gaseous element, that burned down your ministry.”—GZA on 'Liquid Swords.'
Samantha Cole
4.23.17
humans of the year

Startup Founder Thuy Truong’s Latest Venture Is Giving People the Will to Fight Cancer

After several of her promising business ventures ended, the 32-year-old received a shocking diagnosis. Now she’s using her experiences to help others.
Farnia Fekri
4.21.17
humans of the year

Angelica Ross Wants to Use Tech to Help People in Transition

The founder of TransTech went through a long journey to get to where she is today, and now she wants to help others with their own turning points in life.
Samantha Cole
4.16.17
humans of the year

If We Colonize a Neighboring Solar System, Thank Guillem Anglada-Escudé

The man who discovered Proxima Centauri b says he was inspired by sci-fi to search for other worlds for humans to colonize.
Liv Grant
4.13.17
humans of the year

Christine Curry Is Helping Expecting Mothers With Zika Prepare For an Uncertain Future

The Florida doctor is one of the leaders in the fight against the debilitating disease.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
4.12.17
humans of the year

Ellen Stofan Left NASA But She’s Still Trying to Push Humanity Forward

NASA's former chief scientist says when it comes to getting more women in science and tech, the progress is "too slow, I won’t lie to you."
Samantha Cole
4.9.17
humans of the year

Physicist Mary Gaillard Has Spent Over Three Decades Fighting For Women in Science

She was Berkeley's first tenured female physics professor, and she's still fighting for equality.
Farnia Fekri
4.5.17
humans of the year

Kevin Horton Is a Cryogenics Engineer Turned Retro Gaming Savior

‘Kevtris’ is hacking your childhood into the future.
Nicholas Deleon
4.4.17
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