Billie Holiday

      Biography © 2011 A&E Television Networks. All rights reserved. Singer, jazz vocalist. Born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Some sources say Baltimore, Maryland. Her birth certificate reportedly reads “Elinore Harris.”) One of the most influential jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday had a thriving career for many […]

The Importance Of Serendipity in Research & Discovery

The story of serendipity Stories of scientific discovery abound with lucky coincidences. It’s true that serendipity and good fortune are often cited as key factors in making scientific innovations. But look closer. Even when scientists feel that they just got lucky — like Newton being hit on the head with his proverbial apple — the […]