Antarctic research has historically been a bastion of men from Europe and North America. Only now is the field opening up to women and people of colour. And there's a way to go yet.
Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?
Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.
More than 280 women in STEMM call for a marine protected area to be established in the waters of the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for their revolutionary work on 'gene scissors' that can edit DNA.
With 3% of science Nobels going to women and zero going to Black people, these awards are an extreme example of how certain demographics are underrepresented in STEM fields.
Fellowships should recognise that women may have different responsibilities when it comes to domestic chores and care of the family. This influences their academic opportunities and career choices.
Lockdowns, working from home and funding cuts put a generation of Australian scientists at risk of dropping out.
We need our scientists now more than ever to help us grow the high-value industries that will secure our future jobs and prosperity.
In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.
Findings from a study that followed more than 70,000 high school students in Greece suggest why girls may be less likely to pick careers in science and maths than boys.
A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
As schools and daycares are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, academic mothers are finding themselves less able to conduct research and write articles.
On the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, we take a look at how her monumental efforts helped shape the way we model health care and disease outbreak data today.
The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting inequalities that exist in academia
Her commitment to the communities she was serving was unwavering. She ensured that research results were disseminated to communities before presenting at conferences.
There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
Men still dominate the science media landscape, among both quoted sources and the writers themselves. Confronting this problem is not a job just for women, or just for the media - it's for everyone.