Can you name a female scientist? It might sound easy enough to the learned sciencefocus.com reader, but a 2017 survey by ScienceGrrl found that only 47 per cent of people asked could name a famous scientist that is a woman.
We regularly interview some of the scientists flying the flag for women in STEM as part of the regular My Life Scientific series in BBC Focus magazine, so what better way to celebrate International Women's day by sharing their incredible stories, packed with exotic locations, amazing experiments and a surprising amount of danger. All in the day of the life of a scientist...
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