Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.

By Matt McGrath
March 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: gender animals genetics sex conservation

Prince Harry: Protecting nature doesn't make me a hippy

The Duke of Sussex calls on humanity to overcome "greed, apathy and selfishness" and protect nature.

BBC Science News
Sept. 30, 2019 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: uk-royal-family prince-harry-duke-of-sussex meghan-duchess-of-sussex malawi south-africa

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct

Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

By Dulcie Lee & Kate West
Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews

~7 mins

Tags: sexual-harassment university-of-sussex sexual-violence students universities-in-the-uk women university-of-cambridge

One small step for man, but women still have to leap

Nasa does not have enough right-sized spacesuits for a planned all-female spacewalk, so a man will step in.

By Chris Bell
March 28, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins

Tags: viral-posts nasa women-in-science women sexism

Cern cuts ties with 'sexist' scientist Alessandro Strumia

The world-famous lab cuts ties with a scientist who said women were less able at physics than men.

By Pallab Ghosh
March 7, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins

Tags: particle-physics sexism

Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say

BBC Science News
March 2, 2019 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: teenage-pregnancy local-government-association public-health sexually-transmitted-diseases local-government smoking

Sex education: Menstrual health to be taught in school by 2020

"My experience at school would be very different now," says Alice Smith, who suffers with endometriosis.

BBC Science News
Feb. 25, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins

Tags: life fertility sex-education periods children womens-health

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