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Dossier Femme et Science MyScienceNews

Dossier Femme et Science MyScienceNews | Women and science | Scoop.it
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 10: Nourish the Children of Urban Slums

Science Pops Open, Ep. 10: Nourish the Children of Urban Slums | Women and science | Scoop.it
Every year, 3.1 million infants and young children die from malnutrition. Dr. Sophie Goudet’s work focuses on the situation in urban slums, where little research...
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Femmes et sciences à l'honneur lors des journées Science & You

Femmes et sciences à l'honneur lors des journées Science & You | Women and science | Scoop.it
Nous vous avions déjà parlé dans de précédents articles de Science & You, rendez-vous international de la culture scientifique qui aura lieu du 1er au 6...
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 9: Learning to Tackle Climate Change Together

Science Pops Open, Ep. 9: Learning to Tackle Climate Change Together | Women and science | Scoop.it
Researchers monitoring the effects of climate change in central Africa could benefit from a mobile phone app allowing locals to record data on water collection points…but would it help Cameroonian women carry that water home for their families? Clearly, the objectives of different parties faced with a changing climate are not always aligned. This could accou...
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A Biologist’s Route to Mars

A Biologist’s Route to Mars | Women and science | Scoop.it
Ann-Sofie Schreurs discovered Space late. No worries, though: that was never going to stop her. By making the choices that felt right to her, she carved out a path leading to her post-doc in space biosciences at the NASA Ames Research Center. And tomorrow, perhaps, onward to Mars. In fact, she just spent two weeks there—or as close as it gets—getting a taste...
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 3 : Retomber sur ses pieds après un tremblement de terre

Science Pops Open, Ep. 3 : Retomber sur ses pieds après un tremblement de terre | Women and science | Scoop.it
Lors d’un tremblement de terre, on considère généralement qu’un bâtiment qui ne s’effondre pas est un bâtiment bien conçu. Anna Reggio n’est pas tout à fait de cet avis. Empêcher l’effondrement des structures est nécessaire, mais pas suffisant pour permettre aux communautés de se...
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A dream comes true: One month on the icebreaker Polarstern, measuring winds in the Arctic

A dream comes true: One month on the icebreaker Polarstern, measuring winds in the Arctic | Women and science | Scoop.it
PhD student Svenja Kohnemann had the adventure of a lifetime when she lived aboard the ice-breaking research vessel, Polarstern, for four weeks. Living and working in the company of scientists from an array of disciplines, she not only obtained essential results for her work in atmostpheric sciences, but also participated in others' studies of the Arctic world.
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The Science Runway: The Newest Trend For Young Women In Science

The Science Runway: The Newest Trend For Young Women In Science | Women and science | Scoop.it

Today Women In Healthcare & Life Sciences (WIHLS)—a global, non-profit, non-partisan research institute committed to advancing women in the healthcare and life science industries—announces the launch of a new initiative aimed to encourage research and scientific interests of girls. The Science Runway(thesciencerunway.com) is a website specifically designed to attract young girls to careers in healthcare and life sciences by showcasing women who have successfully created careers in a variety of roles.

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It is a pity they had to use the "girly" image of the runway to attract young girls, otherwise the idea is neat!

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Seulement 30% des chercheurs dans le monde sont des femmes. Quelle est la situation dans votre pays?

Seulement 30% des chercheurs dans le monde sont des femmes. Quelle est la situation dans votre pays? | Women and science | Scoop.it

Dans le monde, seulement 30 % des chercheurs sont des femmes. Bien que les femmes soient de plus en plus nombreuses à s’inscrire à l’université, un grand nombre d’entre elles sont exclues des plus hauts niveaux qui leur permettraient de faire carrière dans la recherche. Cependant, une analyse des données plus approfondie révèle quelques exceptions surprenantes. Par exemple, en Bolivie, les femmes représentent 63 % des chercheurs, contre 26 % en France et 8 % en Éthiopie. (...) - CDEACF, par Mélissa Lessard, 05/03/2014

 

 


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Why Can’t a Man Think Like a Woman, and a Woman Think Like a Man? (Op-Ed)

Why Can’t a Man Think Like a Woman, and a Woman Think Like a Man? (Op-Ed) | Women and science | Scoop.it
Men and women may feel like they differ on much more than just the possession or not of a Y chromosome. How we react emotionally to a situation, remember events and navigate our way around the environment has also been shown to differ between genders.
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Amy Reichelt: "It is important in scientific research to avoid neurosexism - jumping to gender stereotypes as conclusions to explain observations. This can lead to misunderstanding and over-selling of discoveries and observations in neuroscience."

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Women still missing from science, report shows; meanwhile, ideas for improvement are not

Women still missing from science, report shows; meanwhile, ideas for improvement are not | Women and science | Scoop.it
A report on the current state of women in science, commissioned by the Fondation L’Oréal and carried out by the Boston Consulting Group, was released yesterday. No real surprises, but a confirmation that all the efforts made in the name of attracting girls to science and retaining them are worth it and must continue. Ideas for more and more actions to improve...
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According to Boston Consulting Group's report for the Fondation L'Oréal, there are still too few women in science. The need to keep pushing for change is strong and the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science prize laureates are not short on ideas on this topic.

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Grassroots Groups Work to Inspire Women To Code

Grassroots Groups Work to Inspire Women To Code | Women and science | Scoop.it
New organizations aim to introduce women to computing at the local level.
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"Technology now touches a lot more people than it did, say, five years ago," she says. "Back then, for instance, there was no Facebook, no Twitter, both platforms that everyone uses today regardless of their background or where they live. So, in a sense, technology has been democratized; it’s no longer something people choose to avoid."

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Why are there so few women in academia working on information technology? - Isthmus | The Daily Page

Why are there so few women in academia working on information technology? - Isthmus | The Daily Page | Women and science | Scoop.it
So what could be cooler than being a young techie in Madison? These prototypical urbanistas
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Tribulations d’une doctorante en physique

Tribulations d’une doctorante en physique | Women and science | Scoop.it
Agnès arrive au terme de trois ans de doctorat de physique. La science ça a toujours été sa passion, mais ce n'est pas toujours facile !
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 12: A Depressed Sense of Smell?

Science Pops Open, Ep. 12: A Depressed Sense of Smell? | Women and science | Scoop.it
That first whiff of coffee perks up your senses. The smell of mom’s cooking transports you back to childhood. Though we often take it for granted, the human sense...
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 16: From Childhood Illness to Innovative Antibiotics

Science Pops Open, Ep. 16: From Childhood Illness to Innovative Antibiotics | Women and science | Scoop.it
When Agata was eight years old, she spent more than half a year in the hospital, fighting off a bacterial disease that the standard antibiotics couldn’t beat. Tod...
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Science Pops Open, Ep. 6: Awaiting Balance in the Adolescent Brain

Science Pops Open, Ep. 6: Awaiting Balance in the Adolescent Brain | Women and science | Scoop.it
Do you remember your teenage years? Who can forget! Adolescence is a time of discovery, but also of risk-taking. Dr. Kiki Zanolie wanted to know why: What, specifically, is happening in teenagers’ brains to make them knowingly run risks? The results of her studies of brain regions involved in decision-making may hold an answer to that question.
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In Science, Studies and Life, Leave Nothing Behind

In Science, Studies and Life, Leave Nothing Behind | Women and science | Scoop.it
With interests spanning biology, Chinese language, and the communication of science, Agathe Chaigne could have chosen to pursue any one of the fields. Instead, she chose all three. Her studies have taken her through several prestigious institutions in France, including UPMC's Complexité du Vivant graduate school, to China and back again, and onward t...
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Five Stereotypes Negatively Affecting Women in Science

Five Stereotypes Negatively Affecting Women in Science | Women and science | Scoop.it
It is no secret that science is in great need of more women contributors, so what might be stopping them?
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WAX was there! The European Gender Summit

WAX was there! The European Gender Summit | Women and science | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about gender balance in science, but what about gender in the research itself? This point, covered at the 4th Gender Summit, held recently in Brussels, really left an impression on WAX Science, the association for stereotype-free science. Gender bias in research is not just about the numbers, as WAX explains. Learn more about the concept of gen...
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Careers in Scientific Research : Stalling Progress for Women

Careers in Scientific Research : Stalling Progress for Women | Women and science | Scoop.it
By definition science is about progress and breaking down barriers, it is about challenging the norms and innovating change....
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II- Doctorat : les femmes, les disciplines et les étrangers

II- Doctorat : les femmes, les disciplines et les étrangers | Women and science | Scoop.it

En regardant par secteurs, on constate qu’en France, comme ailleurs, la proportion de femme augmente et tend vers la parité, mais avec de fortes différences entre disciplines. Contrairement à une idée reçue, notre situation en sciences, bien que médiocre sur le plan européen, est bien meilleure que la situation en SHS. Enfin, du fait taux élevé de nouveaux docteurs étrangers qui ne resteront pas en France, les chiffres globaux donnent une idée trop flatteuse de notre situation : en 10 ans le nombre de doctorants soutenus par des français baisse de 20 %. Pour atteindre 3 % du PIB pour la recherche, il faut d’aller vers un doublement du nombre de docteurs formés par an. (...) - par Henri Audier, SNCS, 27/02/214


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Why Are There So Few Women Science Popularizers?

Why Are There So Few Women Science Popularizers? | Women and science | Scoop.it
For every Brian Greene who has deservedly become famous for his popularizations of string theory, there is a Lisa Randall whose brilliant work in brane theory has led to her highly readable accounts in books such as the 2011 Knocking on Heavens Doora...
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Why Bitcoin Needs More Women

Why Bitcoin Needs More Women | Women and science | Scoop.it

Lui Smyth "The gender imbalance isn't really a problem if we're talking about a hobbyist group. But if the Bitcoin community is planning to rewrite the financial rulebook, it is staking a claim for huge political and cultural power, and then it starts to matter."

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