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    November 30, 2015

    Women left behind as scientific enterprise grows

    A UNESCO report reveals a trove of data about worldwide scientific trends, including challenges for female researchers

    November 25, 2015

    SACNAS goes to Washington

    The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

    November 17, 2015

    When women are missing from peer review

    At one journal, most editors and reviewers are male, but numbers of female editors and reviewers are increasing

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 20, 2015

    You can return to research after a career break

    With talent, determination, and persistence—and given the right kind of support—resuming a scientific career is possible.

    October 05, 2015

    New guidebook aims to help female postdocs

    Book describes resources professional societies offer to support postdoc women—and men

    October 01, 2015

    How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

    A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

    September 30, 2015

    After the bombs

    A Syrian computer scientist describes her professional life before the war and her efforts to rebuild her career and a future for her family in Europe.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 05, 2015

    The European Research Council opens its next round of funding

    ERC has just announced the details of its 2016 funding program and its call for next year’s Starting Grants.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    July 13, 2015

    Putting women at the controls at NASA

    NASA offers a model for encouraging and supporting women in the sciences.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    June 16, 2015

    Multiferroics and me

    Nicola Spaldin pioneered a revolution in the field of multiferroics by pursuing her “most interesting question,” no matter the odds.

    June 01, 2015

    ‘Underrepresented’ is an understatement for minority faculty members

    Only 4% of tenure-track faculty members in chemistry are African American, Latino, or Native American, new data shows.