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Taken for Granted
August 13, 2013

State Bans on Benefits for Gay Couples Disadvantage Universities

Universities that can't treat same-sex couples equally are losing good employees, an outgoing rector says.

Knatokie Ford
May 22, 2013

Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

April 08, 2013

Why Good Scientists Don't Have to Be Great at Math

E. O. Wilson says that only in a few fields do scientists need serious mathematical chops.

April 01, 2013

Cooking Up a Storm

The New York Times quickly changes course in an online obituary of a highly accomplished engineer, after initially emphasizing her housekeeping accomplishments.

March 29, 2013

Whites No Longer Overrepresented in Youngest Scientist Cohorts

Underrepresented minorities increase their share of faculty posts at 2-year colleges, while Asians rise at 4-year institutions and in industry.

March 08, 2013

International Women's Day 2013

To commemorate International Women's Day, we present a sampling of recent articles featuring accomplished women doing a wide variety of scientific work.

December 07, 2012

How Not to Attract Minorities to STEM

Research shows that large admissions preferences stymie studies in science and technical subjects.

November 30, 2012

Time Off for Dad

Paternity leave helps fathers and mothers advance their careers; too bad it's not more common.

November 02, 2012

Ethics Across Borders

Cultural differences in approaches to ethical issues create challenges for scientists working internationally.

October 26, 2012

Teaching Postdocs to Be Professors

An NIH program readies teaching-focused postdocs—especially minorities—for lab-and-classroom jobs.

October 12, 2012

Perspective: Embrace Flexible Work Arrangements

To achieve gender equality in science, shift men’s perceptions of what is professionally acceptable.

August 31, 2012

Spotlight on Diversity

Filmmaker and physicist Aziza Baccouche, who is blind, showcases the challenges and successes of diverse scientists in a new documentary series.

August 10, 2012

Science Training and Mental Health

In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

July 27, 2012

A Career on the Fence

A graduate school dean and former Olympic athlete reflects on science, fencing, and how the two activities have benefited each other.

July 13, 2012

A Capital Job for a Midwestern Transplant

Tiffany West helped turn Washington, D.C.'s HIV/AIDS effort into a widely admired program.

June 22, 2012

Career Q&A: Equality for Quality

Curt Rice of the University of Tromsø discusses why helping women prepare for promotions is both right and smart.

June 15, 2012

Soldiers Becoming Scientists

The Post-9/11 GI Bill and other programs are enabling some veterans to pursue careers in science.

June 01, 2012

Just Herself

In her life and her search for gravitational waves, the MacArthur-winning MIT physicist Nergis Mavalvala is comfortable in her own skin.

June 01, 2012

Doing Science While Female

A new book looks at science careers across the stages of women's lives.

June 01, 2012

Career Q&A: Lia Merminga

As head of the accelerator division at TRIUMF, Lia Merminga is a rare woman in the upper echelons of physics.