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Today's complex, dynamic scientific results are often found with the help of computers. And yet the most popular tool we have for communicating these results is the PDF - literally a simulation of a piece of paper. Maybe we can do better.
A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.
Science journalist describes lessons learned after acknowledging a gender imbalance in quoted sources, and trying to fix the problem.
Some scientific journals are defusing the fear of getting “scooped” by making it easier for scientists to publish results that have appeared elsewhere.
It’s not because they turn down talks more often, or because there aren’t enough women to invite.
For the cost of cutting corporate income taxes, the U.S. could provide universal pre-K and make tuition free at public colleges for nonaffluent students.
Huge genetic databases are changing how scientists study disease.
They distort the nature of the scientific enterprise, rewrite its history, and overlook many of its most important contributors.
Misinformation about well-being is particularly rife, and particularly dangerous.
They act as a “social vaccine” that protects female students against negative stereotypes and gives them a sense of belonging.
Progress in the sciences can only move as fast as humans can think—outsourcing to A.I. could change that.
The principles of openness, transparency, and reproducibility might be weaponized to defund and deny research.
Are academic findings still reliable if the studies are bankrolled by corporate dollars?
Private funding isn't enough to offset the president's proposed budget cuts, they say.
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
The event has around 21 stated goals.
A new study suggests that, contrary to common fears, the answer is no.
Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.
Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.
A project that tried to reproduce the results of 50 landmark papers turned into an arduous slog—and that’s a problem in itself.