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5 Women Who Should Have Won the Nobel Prize

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Anna Leahy

It's Nobel Prize season! The three big science categories -- physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry--were just announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Of the eight science winners, how many are women? Zero!

Why Are There So Few Women in Science, Continued

Joan Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Joan Williams

Twenty years of work by myself and Mary Ann Mason confirms Eileen Pollack's worry that things don't look good for women in science. The threshold problem is one Pollack discusses in only a sentence or two: the impact of children.

Why Are There Still So Few Women In Science? | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more fav...

Toy Company Unveils First Female Scientist

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

Wearing glasses and a lab coat, and holding out two Erlenmeyer flasks, Professor C. Bodin (as her nametag reads) is Lego's first female scientist. Th...

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Women's colleges provide an empowering environment for their STEM students. Disproving all the silly myths about women in science, these young women focus on what they want: the best possible environment to pursue their career dreams.

What Women Want

The Scientista Foundation | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
The Scientista Foundation

So what do we Gen Y Scientistas really want? We want people to stop telling us that we aren't innately interested in science. We want to be able to form study groups in our male dominated classes without being left out. We want to be able to do research not in isolation.

28 Female Thinkers You Should Know, Even If Wired Magazine Doesn't

Posted 09.16.2013 | Women

When Wired magazine set about compiling their recently released "101 Signals" list of the "best reporters, writers and thinkers on the Internet -- the...

PHOTOS: All 16 Nobel-Winning Women Scientists

The Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Women make up a bit more than half of the world’s population, yet even in the most developed countries, men hold the lion's share of jobs in STEM (s...

It's Just Not True That Women Are Bad At This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women

One female mathematician is tired of people assuming that the lack of women in STEM fields is due to women just being worse at math and science than m...

Sign Up For The Girls In STEM Newsletter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Since HuffPost launched the Girls In STEM Mentorship Program last December, we've paired over 300 girls interested in science, technology, engineering...

How Masculine and Feminine Traits Influence Science

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

The lab culture has been influenced by typically masculine patterns of relating and as such, also engendered competition. Perhaps, scientific discovery would proceed at a more accelerated pace if increased cooperation and collaboration became cornerstone. When girls enter STEM fields of study and work, they bring a different way of relating.

Pioneering Sex Researcher Dies At 88

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

ST. LOUIS -- In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading th...

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

Where Are All The Female Physicists?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

When it comes to teaching college physics, are women being left out of the equation? Almost half of undergraduate physics departments in the U.S. have...

Lady ScienCelebrities Wanted

Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S.

Sadly, while there are countless prolific scientists in the world, female or male, you probably couldn't name ten. In fact, you probably couldn't name five that are alive right now. Even if you could, how many of them would be women?

Exceptional Women in STEM Should Be the Rule

Melissa Moritz | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Melissa Moritz

I can honestly -- and naively -- say that it never once occurred to me that I couldn't grow up to be anything I wanted. It wasn't until I started my current role that I realized that a woman who was encouraged to pursue STEM as a child can be a rare thing indeed.

Who Are The Women In Tech? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Another Thing Hurting Women In Science

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women

Working in the sciences is notoriously challenging for women -- men outnumber and out-earn them across the biological, life, physical and social scien...

Getting to the STEM of Gender Inequality

Chelsea Clinton | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Clinton

Across gender lines, intelligence exists in equal supply. But in far too many places, opportunity does not. Lost potential especially abounds in the asymmetrical landscape of science, technology, engineering, and math.

What Exactly Is Drawing Young Women Away From STEM Fields?

Ming-Te Wang | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
Ming-Te Wang

It is time to reframe the STEM gender debate. Instead of focusing on what girls don't have when it comes to mathematics, we need to focus on what they do have, and how to tap into it.

The War Over Math and Reading

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 05.27.2013 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

I don't want to slow down the engine that is promoting improved access for girls and women in science and technology. But Stoet and Geary's data actually beg for answers about educating the low achievers.

Happy Birthday, Emmy Noether

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

On March 23, 1882, a girl named Emmy Noether was born in Erlangen, Bavaria. The daughter of a mathematician, she would turn out to be a mathematical genius and make one of the most important contributions to physics in the twentieth century.

We Let Down Lieutenant Uhura

Nessa Carey | Posted 05.18.2013 | Science
Nessa Carey

What's deeply depressing for most women, and perhaps particularly for those of us who work in science, is how little progress we seem to have made in the world outside Starfleet Academy.

50 Of The Most Influential Women In Health

The Huffington Post | The Healthy Living Staff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Clara Barton, Michelle Obama and others.

Five Reasons Women Trail Men In Science

Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 01:05 PM EST on LiveScience Though women now receive half the doctorates in ...