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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Live Chat: The State of Minorities and Women in Science
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A new report finds that black biomedical scientists are 10 percentage points less likely to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). And earlier this month, a government study found that women scientists in the United States earn about 12% less than men and represent a mere 24% of the workforce in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Why haven't NIH and National Science Foundation programs that are designed to draw women and minorities into science and equalize their salaries succeeded? Are larger cultural issues holding women and minorities back? And who's responsible for resolving these disparities in science?
Join us for a live chat at 3 p.m. EDT today to discuss these topics with two experts on the intersections of race, gender and science.