women in STEM

Eunice Newton Foote's paper on CO2

Fantastic Women Series: Eunice Newton Foote

Eunice Newton Foote - The Woman Scientist Who Predicted Global Warming in 1856. She was a campaigner for women's rights. But she has been forgotten.

Valentina Tereshkova, First Woman in Space in her uniform 1969

Valentina Tereshkova – First Woman in Space

On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to have flown in space on a solo mission on the Vostok 6. She orbited the Earth 48 times spent almost 3 days in space &am...

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Astronomical Institute Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Fantastic Women Series – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Fantastic Women Series post about the astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise - the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name...

mary anning fossil hunter

Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.

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