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Wike 'edit-a-thon' for women in science

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The Royal Society is holding a group "edit-a-thon" on to try to raise the profile of women in science by improving Wikipedia articles about them.

The event is one of a series held to mark Ada Lovelace Day (which was on 16 Oct) - named after the mathematician - which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Those who attend will work together to edit online entries about overlooked female scientists and will be able to draw on the Royal Society's resources.

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, research fellow at the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London, said the event hoped to "improve the visability online" of "incredible" women in science.


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