In 1970, fewer than one in five professional photographers were female. Times have changed: (Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, with data from the U.S.
Ada Lovelace, widely regarded as the first computer programmer, would probably have appreciated the current thinking on diversity in the workplace.
The British Nobel Prize-winner has complained that he's been treated unfairly, but it is the women he insulted that deserve sympathy and support
I’ve been at iGEM (an undergraduate engineering competition in synthetic biology) this weekend learning about all the amazing bioengineering projects that students from around the world have been building.
Like it or not, men and women evolved different kinds of violent minds
Of course not — but stereotypes can have a real effect on performance.
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Contrary to cultural assumptions that boys are stronger and sturdier, basic biological weaknesses are built into the male of our species. These frailties leave them more vulnerable than girls to life’s hazards, including environmental pollutants such as insecticides, lead and plasticizers
After much rejoicing at the news last month that LEGO would mass-produce a set of female scientist minifigures, the company has released a prototype of the final set to its original designer, Ellen Kooijman (a.k.a.
Condeming one man's sexist comments is not enough; we also need to affect broader change for women in science
Researchers study the natural foundations of female social aggression
It’s 11:47 am on the Sunday before Labor Day, and I’m staking out a LEGO store inside a Byzantine shopping mall on the outskirts of Boston.