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The scientist who designed the AstraZeneca vaccine is getting her own Barbie doll

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A woman working as a scientist
Life

Female scientists don’t actually exist, according to the GCSE science curriculum

Women? In science? Never!

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Lauren Geall
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Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Life

Finally, an all-female spacewalk is under way – this is why it matters

Women make their mark in astronomical history

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Anna Brech
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Alyssa Carson could be the first person to walk on Mars.
Long Reads

This woman could be the first person to walk on Mars

Alyssa Carson is one of the world's youngest astronauts in training, working to fulfil her dream of travelling to Mars.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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RESHMA SAUJANI
People

Brave, Not Perfect: how failure led one woman to her dream career

Failing as a politician taught Reshma Saujani the value of bravery.

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Hannah Keegan
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Lauren Geall
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Simone Biles just broke a 29-year-old record in serious style

Plus, four more good news stories that went viral this week.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019
Life

Ada Lovelace Day: how her legacy is helping to close the gender pay gap

Meet the new generation of women making waves in STEM.

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Hollie Richardson
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The Good News Report
Life

From a 7-year-old inventor to the cutest toddler reunion, this week’s feel-good news stories

Celebrating five of the positive news stories which warmed our hearts this week.

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Lauren Geall
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Astronaut Barbie has landed
Life

Astronaut Barbie has landed, and it’s one giant leap for women in STEM

NASA recently confirmed it is finally sending a woman to the moon.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

We need to stop asking this question if we want to see more women in STEM

It’s all about a change in approach.

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Lauren Geall
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Karlie Kloss
People

Karlie Kloss has the best explanation for why she quit Victoria’s Secret

The supermodel said she was uncomfortable with how the brand portrayed women.

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Lauren Geall
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Marie Curie
Life

The hilarious story behind Marie Curie’s viral cake photo

And how Mariah Carey got mixed up in it.

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Hollie Richardson
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Sarah Shaffi
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NASA is finally ready to send the first woman to the moon – 50 years after the Apollo mission

It'll be the first step in getting people to Mars.

Women in tech
Life

Women at the very top of their game in tech are being called “Tinkerbell”

“They all clapped and said, ‘Tinkerbell!’”

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Hollie Richardson
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Three women talk about working in the space industry.
Life

Three young women on reaching for the stars, and finding space

Inspiration for any woman wanting to go to space.

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Richard Ginger
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Siri and Alexa are sexist
Life

Alexa: Tell me why artificial intelligence is sexist

New research shows that virtual assistants reinforce gender bias

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Hollie Richardson
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Black women scientist in STEM
Visible Women

Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

New research highlights the inspiring role played by black female scientists.

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

Meet Dr Katie Bouman, the 29-year-old who made that black hole photo possible

“Congratulations and thank you for your enormous contribution to the advancments of science and mankind.”

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Moya Crockett
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Karen Uhlenbeck. Image: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study
People

This woman has become the first to win a major maths prize

Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician on a mission.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Hannah Keegan
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How love led this scientist to pursue a life-saving career path

“To be honest, I stayed because of my supervisor”

Life

Why this tweet about two laptops has sparked gender bias fury on Twitter

“If anyone is curious as to why women feel unwelcome in tech, check it out.”

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Susan Devaney
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