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Maryam Mirzakhani was a mathematician, but worked like an artist, always drawing.
The focus on child care may conceal a bigger barrier to female participation in the labor force: tending to the growing ranks of aging family members.
Social media gets all the attention for polarization, but TV is doing more than its share.
We all lose because of the biases of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
Keeping meticulous records over decades, the Krefeld Entomological Society documented a 75 percent decline in bug populations that shocked the world.
Lawsuits have an intimidating effect on an already difficult enterprise.
Income and gender make a big difference in who winds up inventing.
The National Academy of Sciences called on the federal government to make drastic policy changes to bring down the cost of prescription medicines.
When a clinical trial falters, doctors find themselves sifting through the rubble.
The president won't meet this year's American laureates, no surprise for "a very intelligent person" with no need for science.
Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we donât even make.
Algorithms are shaping our lives. Where's academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?
Genius is a male trait, it was widely believed in the 1940s.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.
The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.
Reporters and editors at the local news sites joined a union last week. On Thursday, their billionaire owner closed the sites.
The enthusiasm for science education rests on the assumption that these fields are flush with opportunity. Physicists, go digital.
Far from being duped, researchers with few resources are turning to "predatory" journals to publish articles and polish resumes.
Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.
As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.