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Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men

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New study suggests STEM hiring favors women over men, in contrast to lots of other research suggesting otherwise. But is there more to the story?

Should a university partner with a political organization to host an event on campus?

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Faculty at U.C. San Francisco want to know why their institution is co-sponsoring an event with a group the professors view as anti-science.

Researchers react to study about sexual harassment of scientists in the field

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Following a study, scientists call for more attention to sexual harassment and assault prevention at off-campus research sites.

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.

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.

Outrage among women in science over how colleague was treated and censored

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Many professors are outraged over an e-mail sent to an academic blogger and over the way Scientific American removed her post describing what happened.

Scientists applaud Ball State president's position on intelligent design

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After investigation of professor accused of promoting religious views in a science course, Ball State U.'s president says intelligent design shouldn't be taught in such classes.

MIT releases report on its role in the case against Internet activist Aaron Swartz

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Six months after Aaron Swartz's suicide, report says MIT acted appropriately but missed opportunity to be leader on key legal and technology issues. Critics call it a whitewashing.

California weighs its own open access plan

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As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.

Research at AAAS meeting notes difficult job market in academic science

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In many science disciplines, landing a good academic job is no longer the norm, according to research presented at AAAS meeting. Is it time to rethink postdoc positions?

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