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Microfluidics Within Reach
Kate Yandell | Mar 9, 2015
A programmable, hand-operated microfluidic device could help researchers designing more-accessible diagnostics.
NIH: $31M to Boost Workforce Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2014
A dozen academic research groups receive substantial National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the US biomedical community.
Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs
Cal Allen, Robert Collins, Barbara Schulz | Jul 29, 2014
How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2014
Graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences set the stage for more interdisciplinary collaboration.
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Science Salaries Lag Behind
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2013
Of the STEM fields, biology and chemistry positions tend to pay less than jobs in technology, engineering, and math, according to a new survey.
Teaching to the Test
Tracy Vence | Sep 5, 2013
A scientist scrutinizes introductory biology textbooks, finding that they seem to cater to premedical students.
Some Girls Better at Science
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2013
Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
A collaborative project between IBM and the Cleveland Clinic brings artificial intelligence to patients’ bedsides.