Women in science

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Pallab Ghosh

Science correspondent, BBC News

One of the UK's leading female scientists donates her £2.3m science prize to help more women, ethnic minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.

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A woman underwater in diving goggles waves at the camera

Mary Halton

Science reporter, BBC News

Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

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US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.
Meet the 'forgotten' Victorian astronomer Annie Maunder
A state-of-the-art telescope is named after Annie Maunder, a Victorian pioneer of space photography.