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.
Tags: birds women stem wildlife ornithology gender-bias diversity birdsong womens-representation breeding gender-bias-in-academia diversity-in-science
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
Tags: computer-science equality women stem technology gender-pay-gap diversity supercomputers equal-pay female-leadership womens-representation organizational-managmeent pay-gap
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
Tags: cities protest supermarkets food restaurants diversity farmers-markets economic-development community-gardens gentrification displacement foodies cafes
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
Tags: scientists racism bame diversity black-lives-matter
Scientists portrayed in biology textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a US study.
Tags: gender diversity
A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.
Tags: business gender money diversity society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity movies
White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."
Tags: business gender bias diversity society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity
Brain scans suggest that places with language diversity might offer monolingual people some of the benefits of bilingualism.
Tags: cognition brains diversity science-and-technology society-and-culture languages
"The promise of precision medicine that improves health will not be achieved with studies based solely on people of primarily European ancestry."
Tags: genes race research diversity featured health-and-medicine ethnicity
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