Source: The Washington Post
Read about often forgotten icon Wyomia Tyus and her quest for Olympic gold.
Watch this video about one woman’s drive to educate the women around her and help create an environment of acceptance and opportunity.
Source: New York Times
Read about our ongoing space exploration in the midst of a pandemic and why it matters.
Follow the journey of Garret McNamara as he attempts to surf the dangerously large waves of Portugal.
Former astronaut and NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the future of space exploration.
Source: The Guardian
Whether it’s an epic journey or a nice vacation, travel restrictions may change the way we move around the globe for a long time to come.
Source: The Conversation
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey may seem like pure fiction, but social media tools reveal that they’re at least partly based in fact.
Source: Teen Vogue
It’s difficult enough to undertake a quest, but one teen recently accomplished a stunning goal while also using humor to shut down her critics.
Quests still happen today, though they may take different forms. Read about one company’s quest to harness the world’s strongest winds to power humanity.
Source: How Stuff Works
Read about why heroes from Odysseus to today continue to inspire us.
Source: National Geographic
Greek mythology is filled with impossible events and bizarre creatures, but where did the idea of a one-eyed giant come from? Archaeologists have a theory.
Source: The National (UAE)
A few years ago a British adventurer completed the first solo canoe trip down the full length of Africa’s Congo River. Read about the challenges he faced.
Source: The Guardian
Watch this quick public service announcement with world-renowned activist Greta Thunberg as it highlights aspects of her personal quest to inspire others to take action in preserving our climate.
Read about the best ways to positively impact the world around you with this quick list of heroic characteristics.
Source: Go Abroad
Part of the Odyssey’s appeal is the element of surprise—would generation after generation dig into a story whose hero figures out exactly how to get where he’s planned to go and goes straight there?
Source: National Public Radio
Each of us is the hero of our own story in the making. Learn about a project meant to capture those stories, and click the link at end of the article to find out how one story turned out.
More people have died diving in underwater caves than climbing Mt. Everest. Any error or bit of bad timing could be fatal. But these caves hold scientific treasures that many divers consider worth the risk.
Source: The Boston Globe
Learn about a secret society of MIT pranksters and their quest to show their excitement over the release of the new Avengers movie.
Source: Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Girl Scouts earning cybersecurity badges are not only preparing to combat modern threats, they may help decrease the inequality in STEM fields.