Women In Science

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir

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

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    This woman could be the first person to walk on Mars

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    Simone Biles just broke a 29-year-old record in serious style

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    This Cheshire landmark is now a UNSECO World Heritage site

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These are the feminist pioneers receiving their medical degrees 150 years after they enrolled

The posthumous awards will honour the first female students enrolled at any UK university.

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Lauren Geall
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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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Louise Brown was the first test tube baby, and it's now been revealed that one of the scientists behind IVF - Jean Purdy - was snubbed.
Life

Pioneering IVF nurse snubbed, new papers reveal

Jean Purdy is one in a long line of women whose contributions to science have been ignored.

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Sarah Shaffi
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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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Moya Crockett
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Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

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

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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Life

Cern cuts ties with scientist who made “offensive” remarks about women and physics

Apparently, “physics was invented and built by men – it’s not by invitation”.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Meet Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the woman whose career is quite literally out of this world

A one day diary from morning latte to lights out

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Visible Women

Men are freaking out about this science conference with an all-female line-up

Organisers wanted to show that it’s possible to have 100% women speakers at a scientific event – and men are crying sexism.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

How love led this scientist to pursue a life-saving career path

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

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Hannah Keegan
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Visible Women

How you can join the fight to get a woman on the new £50 note

The British public will get to have a say in whose face will grace the banknote, and we think it should be a woman.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Moya Crockett
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Why this pioneering breast cancer researcher is Stylist’s Woman of the Week

In conversation with Dr Rachael Natrajan of the Institute of Cancer Research.

Visible Women

A woman just won the Nobel Prize for Physics for the first time in 55 years

She’s also only the third woman in history to be awarded the honour

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani in a poster celebrating female scientists
Visible Women

How one woman helped pioneering female scientists to reclaim the spotlight

Her poster series aims to highlight the women in STEM who have fallen through the cracks of history

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Visible Women

How Twitter solved the mystery of the black woman scientist in an old photo

People thought that Sheila Minor was ‘support staff’ – but she was so much more.

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Moya Crockett
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People

The best Stephen Hawking quotes about love, life and the universe

To mark the death of this extraordinary person, we take a look back at some of his most incredible quotes...

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Megan Murray
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Life

The important reason this woman wants to test your period blood

It highlights a serious issue in medical research

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Susan Devaney
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Life

The top five courses you need to retrain for a STEM career

Have you ever had an incredible idea for a social media app but don’t know the first thing about coding?

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Katie O'Malley
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