women in science
2017 in Quotes
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
Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 13, 2017
Marie Claire speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
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
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
Pioneer of Crystallography Dies
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 27, 2017
Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95. 
Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit
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
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
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. 
Sylvy Kornberg: Biography of a Biochemist
Sylvy Kornberg: Biography of a Biochemist
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
The Scientist identifies a mystery woman in a historic photo as an accomplished researcher from a family of famous scientists whose experiments on DNA replication contributed to a Nobel prize.
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.