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While some in academe raise concerns about march, major science groups sign on

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Effort gains backers and appears to build momentum, but some scientists worry that political fallout may not be what organizers want.

White House proposes eliminating university-based coastal research program

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Amid report White House wants to kill program based at 33 universities, defenders note many of its projects relate directly to local business needs.

Study suggests that women are more ethical than men in science, and that may hold them back

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Study finds that physicists are more likely to describe women as ethical scientists, but in ways that potentially limit their productivity and competitiveness.

Cal State Northridge settles with Christian lab manager who said he was fired for creationist beliefs. Will case change academic science's approach to creationism?

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Cal State Northridge settles with Christian lab manager who said he was fired for his creationist beliefs. Some scientists say the case points to the challenges of answering false research while not showing bias against religion.

Study suggests language recommendation letter writers use may disadvantage women

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Study suggests that language recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent than male counterparts.

Clinton and Trump offer contrast on science policy

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Clinton offers detailed plans and pledges to listen to researchers. Trump hasn't offered plans and has questioned scientific consensus on key issues.

New study suggests continued bias in academic conference panel selections

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New study provides evidence that when those reviewing panel submissions see a woman's name, she is less likely to be invited than if no name is seen.

Research points to crucial role of dual-career programs for recruiting female academics

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Study: female academics more likely than male partners to turn down good academic jobs without a good opportunity for male partner -- even when a woman has more stature in academe than her partner does.

New book criticizing well-known professor of neuroscience who died this year sparks ire from her colleagues

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New book criticizing a well-known professor of neuroscience at MIT who died this year sparks ire and an unusual public response from her colleagues.

New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

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New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

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