Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

Nobel Prize in Physics: Donna Strickland at her lab at the University of Waterloo. Photograph: Cole Burston/Getty

It has entries on the Radioactive Boy Scout, Oscar the death-predicting cat and the man with the longest beard in recorded history, but until yesterda(...)

 Nobel  Prize for Physics winner Donna Strickland. Handout photograph: University of Waterloo/AFP/Getty Images

A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have tur(...)