A dozen women computers hold hands in this 1918 photograph, which Smith Zrull calls the "paper doll" photo. To the far right is Edward Pickering, who hired the women computers.

Supergirls: the legacy of Harvard’s female ‘computers’

In a cramped Harvard University sub-basement, a team of women is working to document the rich history of women astronomers. More than 40 years before women gained the right to vote, female “computers” at Harvard College Observatory were making major...

Kris Peeters

Belgium and China’s B&R Initiative

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters reacts during an exclusive interview with Xinhua in Brussels, Belgium, April 19, 2017. (Xinhua/Gong Bing)   The success of China’s Belt and Road Initiative hinges on the involvement of all stakeholders and Belgium is...

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