The genome of hepatitis D doesn’t resemble any known virus, making its origin a mystery. But by mining virus sequences from genetic datasets, a new study may have found the answer.
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~6 min
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Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther gives a boost to diversity in STEM – a Black engineer's take on personal and professional inspiration
The late Hollywood star celebrated being young, Black and gifted, both on screen and off.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~8 min
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Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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The tech field failed a 25-year challenge to achieve gender equality by 2020 – culture change is key to getting on track
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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An initiative seeks to make scientists and their work more relatable to young students to promote STEM diversity.
July 23, 2020 • ~4 min
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
July 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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Barriers for Black scientists won't go away without substantial funding – and measures that don't require white people to lose out.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Scientists portrayed in biology textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a US study.
June 24, 2020 • ~2 min