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Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Viviane Callier | Jan 18, 2018
Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.
New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only
Ashley Yeager | Jan 5, 2018
To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.
Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 6, 2017
The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists.
Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2017
STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.
Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?
Erin Biba | May 15, 2017
Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.
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.
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016
Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.
Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.
NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2016
An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.