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The Trouble With Sex in Science
Kerry Grens | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers argue for the consideration of hormones and sex chromosomes in preclinical experiments.
On Race, Gender, and NIH Funding
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
The results of two studies suggest slightly different biases in the review of National Institutes of Health R01 grant applications from minority and/or women researchers.
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Jef Akst | Sep 17, 2015
A new analysis reveals yet another gender gap in science.
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.
Book Excerpt from
Women After All
Melvin Konner | Feb 2, 2015
In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.
It’s Over, Man
Melvin Konner | Feb 1, 2015
The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?
On “Geniuses” and Gender Gaps
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2015
Perceptions of a need for brilliance to excel in a field of study may contribute to its relatively low numbers of women, researchers report.
Male and Female Brains Wired Differently
Bob Grant | Dec 4, 2013
The brains of men contain stronger front-to-rear connections while those of women are better connected from left to right.
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.
Boys May Shorten a Mother’s Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Women living in the 17th to 19th centuries had a slightly lower life expectancy if they gave birth to multiple sons, rather than to daughters.