Science / Engineering / Mathematics

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

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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

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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

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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

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

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds

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Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.

Survey suggests a smaller science-religion divide than many perceive

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The divide between scientists and people of faith may be less clearcut than many imagine, in part because many scientists have religious faith, survey finds. But key differences remain, especially on evolution.

To get women on conference panels, they must be on panels that invite speakers, study finds

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Study finds significant impact of having a female voice on the committees that put together scientific symposiums.

Study finds role of star scientist may be growing while role of top department is shrinking

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Study suggests that, in science, influence of top departments (while strong) may be shrinking while role of top researchers may be increasing.

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