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Journal faces backlash for publishing article on female mentorship

Scientists want to know why a major journal published findings that female mentors may be bad for your career, even after reviewers pointed out flaws in the paper’s methodology and analysis. Nature Communications says it’s investigating.

Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19

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Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.

Study says biological research still treats female subjects as an afterthought

Study says biological research still treats female subjects as an afterthought. But “sex inclusion” in the sample has its critics.

Social scientists on COVID-19

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What motivates people to wear masks, the effects of social isolation on children and the elderly, infection rates among the incarcerated. These are just some of the COVID-19 research topics social scientists are investigating right now.

Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity

Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.

Underrepresented scholars outperform majority peers in terms of novel research

New computational analysis finds that underrepresented scholars outperform majority peers in terms of novel research, but they don't reap the same rewards.

"Nonessential" research has halted on many campuses

An unprecedented shutdown of academic research underway on many campuses has implications for young investigators still building careers in their fields.

How institutions are approaching scientific research during COVID-19

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How institutions are approaching scientific research during COVID-19, and what they still need to know.

An intelligent argument on race

Scholar makes argument in favor of race-based research into intelligence, but experts in that subfield say it's an unnecessary plea that doesn't square with scientific realities.

Universities ignore growing concern over Sci-Hub cyber risk

Warnings that Sci-Hub poses a cybersecurity threat to universities have intensified. But few institutions appear to be acting on them.

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