In response to the controversial Youtube video Science: It's a Girl Thing !
, the Science Grrl web site
, associated with the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, is launching a calendar portraying real women doing science.
As they point out, the cheesy video was supposed to promote a good web sit
e by the European Commission on Research and Innovation, which has now put up this much better video
about a female solid state physicist who talks about what first inspired her as a 12 year old and how she now balances work with family life.