Articles (Women)

Princess Andromeda’s Story: The Iconic Victory of Good over Evil
(Science and Art)

Hollywood produced twice the Greek myth of "Princess Andromeda", which every astronomer, amateur astronomer, or sky observer recalls while looking at the Andromeda Constellation.


Language and Women Empowerment
(Woman and Child)

Women are subject to various forms of discrimination in several countries; this view is clearly reflected in the language we use in our daily life.


Maria Montessori and the Development of Young Minds
(Scientists and Inventors)

The Montessori Method dates back to more than one-hundred years ago, when Dr. Montessori gave the world an educational method, designed to bring the very best in children.


She Set it: Women of the Periodic Table
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

In 1869, Mendeleev discovered the periodic system, but scientists classified and predicted elements before and after. Females participated effectively in the completion of the Periodic Table as we know nowadays.

Super Pregnant Women
(Woman and Child)

During pregnancy, almost every pregnant woman becomes more sensitive and reactive to the scents around them, describing a heightened awareness and sensitivity to a variety of odors.


Egyptian Researcher Elham Fadaly
(Scientists and Inventors)

The name of Dr. Elham Fadaly has recently become popular in the scientific society, as a research paper she co-authored was published in the renowned Nature magazine. 


Women and Thyroid Health
(Woman and Child)

Research shows that, more and more, women are being diagnosed with thyroid hormone imbalance. Even though men are still prone to suffer from thyroid issues, women are ten times more likely to experience thyroid problems.


Postpartum Depression
(Woman and Child)

Are you a new mother and overwhelmed with a mixture of feelings? Do you suddenly cry without a specific reason? Studies show that almost 60-80% of mothers, whether it is their first baby or not, have these feelings.


Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Female Doctor
(Scientists and Inventors)

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school in 1849.


Egyptian Scientist Nashwa El-Bendary
(Scientists and Inventors)

Meet the Egyptian scientist Nashwa El-Bendary, winner of the ALECSO and L'Oréal-UNESCO awards.

Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp
(Scientists and Inventors)

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820, to a wealthy family who expected her to make a good marriage and live a conventional upper-class woman’s life. Yet, she had another plan that ended up into a long-lasting celebrated legacy.


Margaret Ann Bulkley: The Victor/Victoria of Medicine
(Scientists and Inventors)

In the early 17th-century Britain, when no female students were admitted into medical schools, Margaret Ann Bulkley made history as the first female to graduate as a medical doctor from Edinburgh University and became the first British female surgeon, all while disguised as a man.


Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(Scientists and Inventors)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.


Women Physicians of Ancient Egypt
(Scientists and Inventors)

No wonder the Ancient Egyptian civilization, being one that allowed its female members to pursue their dreams, is recognized as one of the greatest on Earth.


Sally Ride: A Space Pioneer
(Scientists and Inventors)

We are all familiar with Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin. However, few of us know about female astronauts, one of whom is Sally Ride, the first female to orbit the Earth.


Samira Moussa; the Unfulfilled Dream
(Scientists and Inventors)

We pay humble tribute to Samira Moussa; an outstanding woman and scientist who could have become the first Egyptian Nobel Laureate, had she lived long enough to receive that superior recognition.


Cosmetics between the Past and the Present
(Science Everywhere)

Do you think that cosmetics are a modern invention? You are completely wrong if you thought so; cosmetics are as ancient as history itself!


Skincare Secrets (Part II: In Modern Times)
(Woman and Child)

While not everyone is super invested in taking care of their skin, there is at least one moisturizing cream in every household that are especially handy when our skin tends to get dry, especially after washing our hands.


Skincare Secrets (Part I: In Ancient Times)
(Woman and Child)

We all heard of Cleopatra bathing in milk to retain her youth, but how else did the Ancient Egyptians take care of their skin?

The New Coronavirus and Pregnant Women
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Are pregnant women more likely to catch COVID-19? What will happen if she does get infected? What will happen to the newborn?

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