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The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
Another big project has found that only half of studies can be repeated. And this time, the usual explanations fall flat.
Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?
A new study estimates that it will take 16 years for women and men to publish papers in equal numbers. For physics, it will take 258.
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.
The number of Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented groups grew by 9x since 1980, but the number of assistant professors from those groups grew by just 2.6x.
For 40 years, the Office of Science and Technology Policy has closely counseled the President, but its role in the new administration is unclear.
How a corrosive culture keeps women out of leadership positions on math journals
What is lost when disadvantaged students are forced to commodify their backgrounds for the sake of college admissions?
The coddling of students' minds has resulted in grave restrictions on their peers' First Amendment rights—and university administrators are too fearful to do anything about it.
Half a billion dollars are being pledged to study the microbes in humans, crops, soils, oceans, and more.