Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM

Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.

Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.

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Image of the Day: Old Ovaries
Image of the Day: Old Ovaries
Amy Schleunes | Feb 6, 2020
Oxidative stress associated with aging damages ovarian cells in both humans and nonhuman primates.
Image of the Day: Marijuana for Endometriosis?
Image of the Day: Marijuana for Endometriosis?
Amy Schleunes | Jan 31, 2020
THC, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, improved symptoms associated with the inflammatory disease in a mouse model.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Marja Makarow | Oct 2, 2019
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
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.
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, Maria Ll. Calleja | Jul 16, 2019
Our survey of seminars in biology and chemistry shows that women ask fewer questions than men. We propose ways to change that.
NIH Imposes Term Limits for Lab Chiefs
NIH Imposes Term Limits for Lab Chiefs
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2019
More turnover in the agency’s intramural program could boost diversity among laboratory leadership.
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 24, 2019
In a survey, 11 percent of participants say they have been contacted for media interviews, panels, and other opportunities.
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 7, 2018
When researchers removed the reproductive organ, female rats had more difficulty solving a water maze.
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.