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'Why Aren't More Women in Science?'

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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

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

Dissecting a Deal

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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

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

Failings of Science Education

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

Best Practices in Undergrad Research

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

Science Competitiveness, Bit by Bit

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

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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

The New Polytechnics

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

Paying by the Program

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

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