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The Forgotten History of World War I–Era Female Scientists
Patricia Fara | Mar 1, 2018
As millions of men headed off to fight in the Great War, women researchers stayed behind to further science. Their struggle for equality rages on today.
Book Excerpt from
A Lab of One’s Own
Patricia Fara | Feb 28, 2018
In chapter 16, “Lessons of Science: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future,” author Patricia Fara examines where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of valuing the influence of women in science.
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 13, 2017
speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 6, 2017
The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.
Pioneer of Crystallography Dies
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 27, 2017
Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95.
Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 21, 2017
A former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.
Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2017
STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.
Study Tracks Gender Ratios at Conferences
Aggie Mika | Jul 31, 2017
While men make up the majority of invited speakers at four major virology conferences, recent trends demonstrate a greater inclusion of women.