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Scientists debate conduct of prominent Berkeley astronomer found to have sexually harassed women

Is Berkeley doing enough about a prominent scientist it found to have sexually harassed women for years? Did other scientists look the other way?

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials create new political debates over fetal tissue research

Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.

Australian university abandons research center over ties to climate change critic

Australian university's decision to forgo federal funding for policy center over opposition to a researcher's views on climate change prompts concern about state of academic freedom and exchange of ideas.

House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Bill to set spending targets for science agencies has modest overall increases, but cuts for social sciences and energy research.

Does academic freedom mean researchers need not reveal their funding sources?

U. of Delaware won't answer a congressman's request to find out who is paying for work by a researcher who denies climate change. Is protecting such information a faculty right?

Research suggests that the pipeline of science talent may leak for men and women at the same rate

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Has a key part of the gender gap for women in science and technology been eliminated? Or do the data show the continued loss of female talent in STEM?

Budget proposal includes increase in research funding

President Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes nearly across-the-board increases for research, with heavy focus on biomedical sciences, climate change, advanced manufacturing and STEM education.

#Gamergate supporters attack Digital Games Research Association

The Digital Games Research Association is targeted by #Gamergate supporters over claims that the organization is planning a feminist takeover of the video game industry.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

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