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Image of the Day: Migrating Storks

By Jim Daley | May 25, 2018

Ornithologists tagged 27 juvenile birds to track the way they use updrafts of air heated by the sun to migrate over long distances.

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Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study

By Diana Kwon | April 25, 2018

An analysis of abstracts from American Geophysical Union meetings reveals that female scientists get fewer speaking opportunities than men.

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Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma

By Ashley Yeager | April 23, 2018

The prominent researcher has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into unspecified allegations.

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Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents

By Diana Kwon | April 18, 2018

An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.

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Book Excerpt from A Lab of One’s Own

By Patricia Fara | March 1, 2018

In chapter 16, “Lessons of Science: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future,” author Patricia Fara examines where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of valuing the influence of women in science.

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As millions of men headed off to fight in the Great War, women researchers stayed behind to further science. Their struggle for equality rages on today.

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2017 in Quotes

By Catherine Offord | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories

By Katarina Zimmer | December 13, 2017

Marie Claire speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.

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Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty

By Katarina Zimmer | December 6, 2017

The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists. 

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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