US science agency will require universities to report sexual …

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US science agency will require universities to report sexual …

Nature.com21 hours ago
Any institution receiving grant monies from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) must now inform the agency if it finds that anyone funded by the grant proposal has committed sexual harassment. The policy will take effect after a 60-day public-comment period ends. Until now, “we haven’t had a …
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Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though …

Science News (blog)Feb. 5, 2018
But scientists are browsing Wikipedia just like everyone else. A recent analysis found that Wikipedia stays up-to-date on the latest research — and vocabulary from those Wikipedia articles finds its way into scientific papers. The results don’t just reveal the Wiki-habits of the ivory tower. They also show that …
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Science’s pirate queen

The Verge22 hours ago
“The first time I encountered the distribution of scientific articles and sharing, it was in 2009,” Elbakyan says. As a student doing research at the Russian Academy of Sciences, she ran across an obstacle encountered by students the world over: paywalls. Most science journals charge money to access their …
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China Declared World’s Largest Producer of Scientific Articles

Scientific AmericanJan. 23, 2018
The agency’s report, released on January 18, documents the United States’ increasing competition from China and other developing countries that are stepping up their investments in science and technology. Nonetheless, the report suggests that the United States remains a scientific powerhouse, pumping …
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Japanese researchers say science-budget hike isn’t enough

Nature.comFeb. 6, 2018
Each year Japan’s Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) compiles the country’s total science spending, following the release of individual ministry budgets by the finance ministry in December. The year’s boost of 250.4 billion yen comes after minimal growth in the science budget since the …
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Why science blogging still matters

Nature.comFeb. 1, 2018
Science blogs have been around since the early 2000s, and in recent years the ‘microblogging’ platform Twitter and other social-media channels, which require less time to maintain than does a full blog, threatened to make them obsolete. But some scientists are keeping the practice alive, and it continues …
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A personal journey sheds light on why there are so few black …

The Conversation CA20 hours ago
The United Nations marks February 11 each year as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This is an important occasion – but, based on the kinds of questions I receive almost daily, I’d suggest that retention rather than participation should be the focus of February 11 and related initiatives.
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How decolonization could reshape South African science

Nature.comFeb. 7, 2018
Science departments have struggled to define what decolonization means for their curricula and for research. …. In her 2015 article ‘Leadership: The invisibility of African women and the masculinity of power’, Mamokgethi Phakeng writes that black women, as well as being marginalized for their gender and …
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Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending

The Scientist35 minutes ago
“We are a government that’s committed to science and research, and we have a finance minister who’s listening,” Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, tells the CP. She could not share details of the budget, which is expected before the end of March, but notes that Naylor’s review has been “really …
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Science brawls, explained by a scientist

Massive13 hours ago
As an accessible science publication by active STEM researchers, we figured, who better to bring the controversies to you? … this week when speech and language researcher Kyle Jasmin posed a question: should a journalist show text and quotes from an article to a scientist they interview for a story?

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