The Association for Women in Science

Founded almost 50 years ago, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organisational success, and drive systemic change. In this exclusive interview, we speak with AWIS president and world-renowned biomedical innovator Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, who describes the barriers that women face in the STEM workplace, and the many ways in which AWIS supports women in science and works towards eliminating inequality through systemic change.

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Has Earth been visited by an alien spaceship? Harvard professor Avi Loeb vs everybody else

Simon Goodwin, University of Sheffield

A highly unusual object was spotted travelling through the solar system in 2017. Given a Hawaiian name, ‘Oumuamua, it was small and elongated – a few hundred metres by a few tens of meters, travelling at a speed fast enough to escape the Sun’s gravity and move into interstellar space.

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Why buying local food isn’t necessarily better for the environment

Fears over supermarket shortages during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic led many people to buy their food from local producers, raising the prospect of a transformation in the way people get their food in the future. But while eating locally and shorter supply chains are often viewed as a more sustainable alternative to our global food system, the reality is much more complicated, explains Dr. Tessa Avermaete, a bioeconomist at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

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The science of the perfect piano sound

A grand piano has always been viewed as a symbol of class in anyone’s home. The sleek design and polished aesthetics add a look of luxury to any room and when played in the perfect space it can create a phenomenal sound that travels magnificently through your home. There is an unmatched sound that comes from a grand piano that no other type of piano can produce because of the size of the piano itself. Although digital pianos can simulate a sound close to that of an acoustic piano, the grand piano has a fuller sound that cannot be recreated on an instrument of a different size.

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How to find a well-paid job with having a space science degree

Finding the right job for yourself is not the easiest thing to do, especially if you are just fresh out of college or haven’t worked for a while after a long break. Moreover, some people just go on to work in a different field than their college degree and then decide to return to the field they initially chose for their career.

Whatever your situation is, it’s important to remember that there is always a chance of finding a good position in your field – or at least starting out in a bad position and working towards a better one. Hence, here’s how to find a well-paid job having a space science degree.

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The Descent and Touchdown video of the Perseverance Rover

Finally, the descent and touchdown video of the Perseverance Rover fully relayed to Earth, and NASA has published it. Watch the descent and touchdown of a Mars rover, for the first time as a full video!

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The Effects of Soil Erosion on Our Environment

Soil covers all of the earth, and it’s more than just rocks and plant matter. These layers of soil are teeming with biodiversity and living organisms. Your food largely depends on the soil where it is grown. If there isn’t enough of one nutrient or the soil’s structure is failing, then the amount of food you have to choose from will decrease.

Natural ecosystems often have some of the best soil. With a proper variety of plant and animal species, our soil can constantly regenerate and produce enough microbes and nutrients to support all that lives on it.

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Perseverance Rover Touchdown Photo on Mars – and its first full-color look

A car-sized rover touching down on another planet! NASA has published an amazing photo of the Perseverance Rover touchdown on Mars. For the first time in history, we have a photo of a rover’s touchdown on another planetary body.

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