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UK Royal Society still trails US National Academy of Sciences in female members

The Royal Society — Britain’s national science academy — today announced it had elected 50 new fellows, who get to put the prestigious letters ‘FRS’ after their name. Among the array of top scientists this year are England’s chief medical officer Sally Davies, and climate economist Nicholas Stern. Stephen Chu – Nobel physics laureate and former US Energy Secretary – is one of 10 new foreign members. 

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