Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

By Dhruti Shah | Oct. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

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Why are so few women inventors named on patents?

Women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally, according to a study.

By Clara Guibourg and Nassos Stylianou | Oct. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: inventions women-in-science women

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

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

BBC Science News | Aug. 24, 2019
~3 mins |

Tags:  international-space-station  united-states  nasa  women-in-science  space

Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage'

Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.

BBC Science News | May 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: miscarriage pregnancy women

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

Bubble maths researcher wins top award

One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.

By Pallab Ghosh | March 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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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   

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Mother of the Hubble: Tributes paid to Nasa scientist

Dr Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold a senior leadership position at Nasa, has died at 93.

BBC Science News | Dec. 31, 2018 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy united-states nasa women-in-science inspiring-stories

Dr persistence

Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

By Darren McCullins | Nov. 16, 2018 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: scotland-education womens-rights university-of-edinburgh

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