Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is—wait for it—men
After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.
NASA announces eight new astronauts, half are women
The US space agency announced the appointment of eight new astronauts on Monday, and a record half of NASA's first astronaut class since 2009 are women.
Cheerful women are not associated with leadership qualities—but proud ones are
Women are perceived as being more willing to lead if they show that they are proud of their personal performance. If, however, they give a cheerful impression, they are judged to have less willingness to leadership roles ...
Women donate less to charity than men in some contexts
(Phys.org) —Given the chance, women are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donation, a group of economists have found.
Dove 'Sketches' most-watched online ad: Unilever
Unilever claimed bragging rights Monday to the most-watched Internet commercial of all time—a three-minute study of women's self-perception that stars a forensic artist.
Professor discusses research on challenges facing women entrepreneurs, as well as possible solutions
Last week, the United States topped Dell's first-ever Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, a study of the best countries for female entrepreneurship. While this is a feather in America's cap, women entrepreneurs ...
Report uncovers looming crisis in inequality for women
A Northumbria University academic has contributed to a report showing how austerity measures are impacting upon levels of gender inequality in the North East of England, published this month.
'Lending circles' help low-income communities join the financial mainstream
An innovative financial lending program is helping low-income individuals build credit, reduce debt and find their financial footing, according to a pair of studies released today from San Francisco State University's César ...
Women deterred from registering as architects
Australia is not making the most of its architecture skills base because gender-based issues appear to be deterring female graduates from completing their registration as architects.
Challenging the public's view of gender and science
According to She Figures 2012, which analyses gender equality in research, in 2010 women accounted for only 10 % of university rectors in Europe and 15.5 % were heads of institutions of the higher education ...
Study finds Muslim women wearing headscarfs face job discrimination
In a study, Assistant Professor Sonia Ghumman from the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business found that Hijabis (Muslim women who wear headscarfs) encountered discrimination when seeking employment.
Female conversion to Islam in Britain examined in unique research project
A ground-breaking report examining the experiences of nearly 50 British women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and faiths (or no faith) – who have all converted to Islam - was launched in London yesterday ...