Evidence shows science benefits from having researchers from both genders and a wide range of backgrounds.
It's fitting that on International Women's Day we recognise the fact that greater diversity in science boosts research and its economic outcomes.
Plenty more needs doing to help plug the gender gap in science.
The push to bridge the gender gap and encourage more women and girls into a career in science gets the backing of the United Nations special day.
Enough! There is a way to end the harassment of women in science.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
Ada Lovelace circa 1842, daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet.
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This extraordinary individual defied the constraints of her time and gave a remarkable and farseeing account of computation.
Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). Here's what it means for science, commercialisation and industry in Australia.
Bright ideas need help to come to fruition.
Innovation is all the rage, but it require real reform to promote. Here are five things we could do to improve innovation in Australia.
Women are the key to encouraging more female academics to seek promotions.
Men outnumber women almost two-to one in senior academic positions in Australia's universities. But there is a way that female academics can play a vital role in bridging that gap.
A new plan will help women ascend to the highest levels in academia.
Women are just as successful as men at winning grants, but there are far fewer of them applying. The ARC's new Gender Equality Action Plan aims to redress that.
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant?
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Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren't as evenly matched.
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The new 'science play' Photograph 51 is hot on the heels of a host of others, including Stoppard's The Hard Problem. Why are audiences attracted to these right now?
Why should astronomy be different from any other field when it comes to sexual harassment?
The reaction has been swift since a high-profile astronomer's legacy of sexual harassment against his students was exposed.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we're biased about bias?
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.