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'Female scientists looked aghast' at Sir Tim Hunt's remarks

A Nobel prize-winning scientist has sparked outrage by making chauvinist remarks at a conference of senior women scientists and journalists in South Korea.

Sir Tim Hunt told the conference that there are three problems with having women in the laboratory: "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry."

Connie St Louis, a Lecturer in Science Journalism at City University who was at the conference, describes the reaction in the room.