The early days of science writing were largely confined to men, with women treated to texts labelled "for the ladies". Things have changed, but more needs to be done.
A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
Maria Sibylla Merian's meticulous observations laid the groundwork for the fields of entomology, animal behaviour and ecology. But the legacy of this scientific superhero has been sidelined by sexism.
Women scientists are under-represented in science awards with large monetary value, but over-represented in service awards.
Uncovering forgotten history can help explain why science still has a masculine bias today.
Dorothy Hodgkin's work on X-ray crystallography made it possible to understand how penicillin, insulin and many other molecules work.
New research shows girls are more likely to take physical science or technology degrees if they play video games.
Female role models can inspire the next generation through many different media.
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Donna Strickland is the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Let's hope the next such award to a woman won't take so long.
Large gaps in the representation of women in science careers later in life are not due to lack of ability in the classroom.
Gender biases are revealed in enrolment inequalities and policies that favour male students.
When 'The X-Files' launched 25 years ago, many women were inspired by Dr. Dana Scully to pursue science – a phenomenon known as the 'Scully Effect.' Entomologist Jessica Ware shares her story.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
The A in STEAM stands for arts, and it has important influences in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.