'I have sensation in my breasts again'

Sarafina Nance had a new type of surgery to prevent breast cancer that meant she retained more feeling in her chest.

By Amelia Butterly • bbcnews
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: breast-cancer surgery women mastectomy 100-women

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: dogs nature women walking united-states colorado wolves

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: women-in-science women inventions

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 • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~7 min

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

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 • bbcnews
May 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy women miscarriage

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 • bbcnews
March 28, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • bbcnews
March 19, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: women-in-science women texas

Unique insight

The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.

By Scott Smith & Sara Zwart • bbcnews
Oct. 15, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: nasa women astronauts space-exploration expert-network diet-nutrition

Plastic garbage patch: Medical tests 'inspired me to investigate' - BBC News

Experienced sailor Emily Penn has set out with an all-female crew to investigate the world's largest accumulation of marine plastic.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
June 26, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  environment  pollution  women  plastic  plastic-pollution  oceans

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