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'Why Aren't More Women in Science?'

The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

Progress Over the Long Term

Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.

Dissecting a Deal

New book examines the pact between Berkeley and Novartis -- and finds that the controversy may have been more important than first recognized.

Lawmakers Query Bush Budget for Science Education

House hearing on president's 2008 plan renews concerns about shift of funds from National Science Foundation to Education Department.

Failings of Science Education

Papers at AAAS identify failings of computer science, undergrad instruction and belief systems in the United States.

Best Practices in Undergrad Research

New book offers examples of successful research initiatives at colleges across the country.

Science Competitiveness, Bit by Bit

House panel approves bill to bolster physical sciences research, after stripping provisions that bogged it down last year.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

The New Polytechnics

Institutions embrace name that dates to early days of engineering education, using it to designate hands-on, practical programs.

Paying by the Program

Public institutions nationwide are increasingly varying undergraduate tuition rates by major.

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