One of the most influential agricultural entomologists in history was an insatiably curious and fiercely independent woman named Eleanor Anne Ormerod. She never went to school - nor was she paid for her work.
Dr. Burbidge is presented with the “Woman of the Year” award in 1976, while professor at UC San Diego.
In an age when women were rarely allowed in observatories, Margaret Burbidge changed how we saw the stars.
The new face of the £50 note?
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Dorothy Hodgkin's work on X-ray crystallography made it possible to understand how penicillin, insulin and many other molecules work.
The Bank of England wants a scientist for the new £50 note.
Astronaut Sunita Williams – not a ‘he’.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
A diversity of voices is important in science communication.
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Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there's reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018).
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This is what happens when we stop assuming audiences can't handle female-led sci-fi films.
Former governor general David Johnston invests Toronto scientist Janet Rossant as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2016.
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Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.