Women in Science
Historically, scientific fields have been dominated by men. By the numbers, that's still the case, though the gap is shrinking. In 1993, the percentage of women with doctorates in the sciences was 23.1%. As of 2006, that number grew to 31.5%. It's still growing.
We've seen what women can do when they get into science. The following is a list of eight pioneering scientific discoveries, and the brilliant female scientists who made them.