One of the first questions that people often ask after the birth of a child is “is it a boy or a girl?”. More commonly than people think, the answer isn’t always so straightforward. The United Nations report that “up to 1.7 percent of babies are born with sex characteristics that don’t fit typical definitions of male and female. That makes being intersex almost as common as being a redhead!” (UN Free & Equal Website).
Like many working in science, Dr Mariona Segura Noguera's scientific career has always been intertwined with her personal life. Travelling to Hawai'i to carry out research at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, poses a number of family challenges...
Diwali is the Hindu 'Festival of Lights', held every autumn (in the Northern hemisphere) which symbolises victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. A Mela is a Sanskrit word for a gathering. I was privileged to represent the Eleanor Glanville Centre at the Diwali Mela on 17th November.
The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes its new report on the barriers facing women in the chemical sciences. These barriers disproportionately affect women’s retention and progression, but affect everyone working in academic chemistry.