Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women

If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.

If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.

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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
To Highlight Gender Gaps, Scientists Decline Opportunities
To Highlight Gender Gaps, Scientists Decline Opportunities
Diana Kwon | Aug 24, 2018
Activists are protesting imbalanced conferences, editorial boards, and other professional activities by refusing to join.
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2018
The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017
Climate change, research funding, race, and much more
Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias
Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias
Kerry Grens | Mar 21, 2017
Overestimation of effect sizes in meta-analyses is linked with early-career status, small collaborations, or misconduct records, according to a study.
Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women
Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2017
An analysis of journals from the American Geophysical Union finds women are underrepresented as reviewers, likely because editors recommend them less often.
Opinion: Fixing Science’s Human Bias
Opinion: Fixing Science’s Human Bias
Edward Courchaine, Sarah Smaga | Sep 1, 2016
It’s time to accelerate the conversation about why the research community is still not diverse.