Female contribution to science is understated, owing in no small part to patriarchal working environments and gatekeeping. But this is changing. The New Arab speaks with one of the scientists behind NASA's James Webb telescope about her life journey.
What we understand and observe of the night sky and its make-up is the product of thousands of years of scientific investigation. Mariam Al Astrulabi, a Syrian Muslim woman hailing from 10th C. Aleppo, should be thanked for much of this progress.
Soon after Amira was screened worldwide, audiences throughout the Arab world were quick to denounce the film's inaccuracies, with some activists even taking to the streets to force its removal from cinemas. The New Arab reports back on the outrage.