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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Downplay Diet's Role In Obesity
Coca-Cola is funding a new nonprofit that blames obesity on lack of exercise, not on bad diets. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times about the group's controversial message.
Science Politics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
Rating: | Views: 580 | Comments: 0
Tim Hunt sexism controversy: UCL attempts to draw a line under saga
The university’s ruling council will release a statement today, although the scientist will not be reinstated, provost Michael Arthur has said
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: | Views: 747 | Comments: 0
Measuring research: what are the units of assessment?
Today sees the publication of the report of an independent review of the contentious use of metrics — numerical indicators of performance — in the assessment of UK research and researchers. Can it plot a sensible course in a world increasingly obsessed with numbers?
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: | Views: 756 | Comments: 0
Academic freedom sexism
Shutting other people up when you’re powerful but frightened isn’t defending academic freedom. It’s repressing itTwo weeks ago, a Nobel Laureate made some ill-advised remarks in front of the World Conference of Science Journalism.Whether or not these were intended as a joke is irrelevant at this stage; the remarks were made, people got offended, and the rest is history. Sir Tim Hunt offered his resignation from an honorary position (with no responsibilities and no salary) at University College London, and it was accepted. Again, whether he was pushed or whether he jumped is today of little concern. Continue reading...
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 1333 | Comments: 0
Just one action for women in science
In the wake of #Huntgate, here is a handy list of actions that individuals could commit to if they really want to see a change in the working environment coupled with a genuine move towards equality
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1102 | Comments: 0
Engineers, unless we wave our arms a bit we'll never inspire the next generation
Today I was thrilled to be announced as the recipient of this year’s Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award, but I’m concerned that engineering in general is hiding in plain sight
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 457 | Comments: 0
My #distractinglysexy hashtag is not to blame for Tim Hunt’s resignation
Until women are given more of a voice and power in traditional organisations, calling out sexism on social media often remains our only recourse
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 406 | Comments: 0
The unseen women scientists behind Tim Hunt’s Nobel prize
With the announcement of Tim Hunt’s resignation from UCL comes an opportunity to reflect on the women in science who were part of his success
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 449 | Comments: 0
#Distractinglysexy Twitter campaign mocks Tim Hunt's sexist comments
Female scientsts take to Twitter to respond to the Nobel laureate’s comments about women crying in labs Female scientists have taken to Twitter to mock Tim Hunt’s suggestion that science would benefit from “single-sex labs” by posting pictures of themselves at work using the #distractinglysexy hashtag.
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
Rating: | Views: 538 | Comments: 0
A Nobel Scientist Just Made a Breathtakingly Sexist Speech at International Conference
Tim Hunt complained that female scientists "cry" and make male colleagues fall in love with them
Science Politics
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 367 | Comments: 0
Tim Hunt should treat female scientists with the respect that he enjoys | Sophie Scott
The Nobel prizewinner’s ‘trouble with girls’ comments are toxic as well as nonsense – discrimination in science is endemic
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 515 | Comments: 0
Readers suggest the 10 best unsung female scientists
We recently brought you our 10 best unsung female scientists. Here, we present your thoughts on the academics who should have made the list
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 408 | Comments: 0
Journal retracts controversial gay marriage study
The Science paper received a flurry of media attention when its validity was questioned and its coauthor asked for a retraction
Science Politics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 399 | Comments: 0
​How often are scientific studies retracted?
A widely publicized study, now discredited, shines light on the frequency of research fraud and the pitfalls that follow
Science Politics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
Rating: | Views: 210 | Comments: 0
House spending panel does its best to hide large cut to NSF social and geosciences research
Those fields would lose 16% after lawmakers protect other scientific disciplines within a nearly flat budget
Science Politics
Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
Rating: | Views: 366 | Comments: 0
Science careers: doomed at the outset
Has it become harder for graduate students to thrive, and are our best potential scientists giving up on academia?
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
Rating: | Views: 398 | Comments: 0
EU science funding: 'the UK cannot afford to lose out on this pot of money'
Of course the EU frustratingly bureaucratic, but it pays for much of the UK’s science research and innovation
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
Rating: | Views: 511 | Comments: 0
What will a Conservative government mean for UK science?
Although they speak proudly of our achievements, Conservative policies pose a substantial risk to science and innovation
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
Rating: | Views: 453 | Comments: 0
Will traditional science journals disappear?
Has the traditional format of the science journal had its day? Dorothy Bishop outlines an alternative model, based on consensual communication
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
Rating: | Views: 456 | Comments: 0
Old Scientist: How biologists tussled over the Loch Ness monster
Half a century ago, the Loch Ness monster was something science was trying to get to the bottom of – as a running feud in the pages of New Scientist reveals
Science Politics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 426 | Comments: 0
Meet the Women Scientists of TIME 100
These five most influential women are pioneers in the field of science and medicine
Science Politics
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 162 | Comments: 0
The science of inequality deserves political attention
Policy-makers the world over urgently need to address the growing divide between haves and have-nots. Science has much to tell them – if only they would listen
Science Politics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 426 | Comments: 0
Sneak attack on science by US Congress must stop
Politicians with industry connections are trying to undermine US pollution laws using open access and conflict of interest arguments, warns Andrew Rosenberg
Science Politics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 335 | Comments: 0
Chief scientist calls for experts not 'ranting entertainers' to lead debate
Ian Chubb releases report on economic benefit of science and maths and calls for issue such as genetically modified food to be discussed in a mature way
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 414 | Comments: 0
Gender equality in science: a better future for everyone
Late last year, a metastudy was published showing that, since 2000, things are improving for women working in most STEM-based fields, although there are some notable exceptions
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
Rating: | Views: 202 | Comments: 0
In a turnabout, key congressional critic backs NSF peer review
House science chair Lamar Smith takes conciliatory step as NSF gears up for next confrontation with Congress
Science Politics
Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 157 | Comments: 0
UK research funding slumps below 0.5% GDP – putting us last in the G8
Tell Them Science is Vital: with funding in decline and an election looming, we must make sure our democratic representatives understand how crucial science is for our economy, health and happiness
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 308 | Comments: 0
Citizen science is making scientists of everyone
Citizen science is getting a lot of attention these days, which might make you think it is a new social phenomenon. But in fact, nothing is further from the truth: citizen science has been around much longer than any of us.
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
Rating: | Views: 160 | Comments: 0
Science 'squeezed out of primaries'
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
Science Politics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 248 | Comments: 0
Royal Society celebrates 350 years of scientific publishing
The first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society was published 350 years ago today, and established a new model for publishing scientific, medical, academic and scholarly research. Continue reading...
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 167 | Comments: 0
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