Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
Africa needs women scientists and researchers like the Ivory Coast’s Dr Celine Nobah, pictured here at work. What can be done to develop female researchers?
Policies at universities and in research institutions can be changed in small and significant ways to boost the space for gender equity within the sciences.
There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science.
What is it like to be a woman working in the sciences? While there are hurdles to overcome, there are joys as well. The new SAGE initiative hopes to make STEM even more amenable to women.
Powerful, supportive academic networks can offer women a buffer against sexism and patriarchy.
While gender inequality is a pervasive problem in academia, there is a home in universities for women right now. Here's how to make it a happy one.
There’s a long road to parity for women in science in southern Africa.
Initiatives to attract and retain women in science must overcome chauvinism and other obstacles to succeed.
Haters gonna Hate.
How a social media campaign is revealing more about the good, and bad, in the industry.
Pronouncements even from Nobel laureates should not be accepted as if from on high.
Shouting past each other via different kinds of media isn't going to help researchers -- from éminences grises to new postdocs -- effectively work together on issues in the field of science.
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work?
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Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.
Lucie de Beauchamp posting on the #distractinglysexy Twitter hashtag.
Lucie de Beauchamp
Sir Tim Hunt's careless comments about women in the lab may have proven a boon to feminism in science by attracting attention to sexism in science.
Inspiring role models can help more girls consider a career in science.
The new government should link policies on education, career progression and welfare to tackle the lack of women in science.
Ask a kid to draw a scientist, you’ll probably get a man in a lab coat.
Even citizens of gender-equal countries associate science with men. The stereotype persists, though weakened a bit in countries with more women doing science. How can we put it to bed once and for all?
The original Lenna test image from the University of Southern California Signal and Image Processing Institute.
SIPI Image Database
Is it appropriate that a Playboy centrefold from 1972 is still being used as a standard test image in image processing circles?
More women are entering science but what levels do they reach?
Women play an increasing role in science today but there are still some barriers that can prevent them from reaching more senior positions.
A new model aiming for equal numbers of women and men.
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A new university based in Hereford plans to attract a new generation of engineers – and more women.
Now for the science.
All week I’ve been intrigued and inspired by posters appearing in my department that depict truly great scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Few of them were known to me or my fellow students, yet…
What’s holding girls back at science?
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Schools need to do more to protect both girls and boys from society’s gender stereotyping.
Gender in schools isn’t just about boys vs girls.
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A new report by the OECD on achievement gaps between boys and girls ignores much previous research on gender.
Too much to ask.
Facebook and Apple have come under fire since it was revealed that their female employees are offered financial help for egg-freezing fertility treatment. But the offer is part of a slew of medical and…
We need women pioneers of computing more often than every 200 years.
Throughout the year there are special days that see newsagents fill with celebratory cards. Perhaps punched cards would be more appropriate for Ada Lovelace Day, which marks both the mathematical prowess…
Pulsars were discovered by a woman.
What was the greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century? Some would say pulsars – highly magnetised, rotating neutron stars emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation. The scientific world was…