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Studies are beginning to show that significant biases against women still exist in science graduate programs. Only 14 percent of physics professors …

Ada Lovelace day: women in science and technology

102 <br>contributions<p>Closed<p>Help us celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths around the world by sharing your photos and stories.<p>The annual Ada Lovelace day, which this year falls on 15 October, aims to raise the profile of women working in STEM subjects across …

Ada Lovelace

Women in science: a difficult history

Today, as you'll probably see from many tweets and blog posts, is Ada Lovelace Day. As the Finding Ada website explains, this<p>aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire.<p>Many of …

Women in science: 'Whoa, what are you doing here?'

This week saw a day of celebration for Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician who wrote the world's first computer program before computers were even invented. Lovelace grew up in a world of enormous gender inequality, and her first experience of it came moments after birth with her father's …

Gravity : A Triumph for Women, Science, and 3D Cinema

<i>Gravity</i> is the number one movie in America for the second week in a row and has just passed the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office. It's a triumph for star Sandra Bullock and for the cause of women in film - and it's also a triumph for real science-based movies and 3D cinema …

Inspiring women in science and technology – your pictures

We invited you to help us celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths around the world for Ada Lovelace Day. From studying Burmese elephants to overseeing Europe's largest engineering project, here are some of your best pictures and stories of women who embody …

Pioneering Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science and Life: Timeless Wisdom from Her Diaries

Trailblazing astronomer <b>Maria Mitchell</b> (August 1, 1818–June 28, 1889) played an enormous and lasting role in paving the way for women in science. The first recognized female astronomer in America and the first woman elected, unanimously, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mitchell (whose …

We need to talk about sexism in science

Martin Luther King once said, "On some positions, Cowardice asks the question: 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question: 'Is it politic?' And Vanity comes along and asks the question: 'Is it popular?' But Conscience asks the question: "Is it right?"<p>In the past couple of weeks I've been wrestling …

15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>Hey, a coupla weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Top 10 Women in Tech orgs. And recently, a …

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What is school science for? Who is it for?

What is school science for? It’s one of those philosophical sounding questions which can seem unhelpfully abstract. But it is worth asking because choices we make about school science reflect ideas about what we value in science, its relationship to non-scientists and what sort of future we want to …

Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science

<i>“We are women studying together,”</i> trailblazing astronomer <b>Maria Mitchell</b> (August 1, 1818–June 28, 1889) said to the senior class in astronomy when it entered upon its last year at Vassar College in 1876, where Mitchell had begun teaching after the Civil War as the only woman on the faculty. These …

Engineering has moved on, it's time women took advantage

I was pretty much the only woman on construction sites in my first job as a landscape architect on what was the largest onshore oil field in Western Europe: Wytch Farm, on the shores of Poole Harbour. Every day, I wrapped up against the elements to take a boat to Furzey Island with 80 or 90 guys, …

November’s Leonid meteor shower

Here are all the details you need for 2017’s Leonid meteor shower, at its best on the mornings of November 17 and 18.<p>November’s wonderful Leonid …

New Cassini Photos: New Saturn Photos Taken by Cassini Released by NASA

New Cassini photos were released by NASA this week, showing Saturn and its rings as it eclipses the sun; 141 new photos were taken in July by Cassini …

Astronomy

Big Pic: A Star's Bright Birth

Supersonic jets blow gas out of Herbig-Haro 46/47.<p>Hellooooo colorful baby star! NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly finished Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile were able to get us this stellar look inside the gas and dust surrounding Herbig-Haro 46/47. Herbig-Haro …

APOD: In the Shadow of Saturn (2013 Nov 13) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131113.html Explanation: In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet's shadow earlier this year and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a unique and celebrated view. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, Saturn's expansive ring system appears as majestic as always even from this odd angle. Ring particles, many glowing only as irregular crescents, slightly scatter sunlight toward Cassini in this natural color image. Several moons and ring features are also discernible. Appearing quite prominently is Saturn's E ring, the ring created by the unusual ice-fountains of the moon Enceladus and the outermost ring visible above. To the upper left, far in the distance, are the planets Mars and Venus. To the lower right, however, is perhaps the most wondrous spectacle of all: the almost invisible, nearly ignorable, pale blue dot of Earth. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20131112/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-329 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/pia17172 http://www.ciclops.org/view/7699/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131113 #APOD

Women in space: beyond Gravity

2013 has been a big year for spacefaring women – real and imaginary. June saw the 50th anniversary of the first orbital flight by a woman, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. Now <i>Gravity</i>, the breathtaking story of a female astronaut learning to be resilient and to survive in the harshest …