Science and technology are society's main engines of prosperity. Who gets to drive them?
Global figures on diversity in the science and engineering workforce are hard to come by, but what we know is not flattering
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
Gender and culture influence research on a fundamental level
Networked technology and social media are enabling outsiders to gather and crunch data
How a researcher’s background can determine her mission
In a diverse team, the best ideas are more likely to rise to the top
How women and men fare in doctoral studies around the world
There is no formula for bringing diversity to the workplace or classroom, but new research that deepens our understanding of how diversity operates suggests some modestly successful strategies...
To change the equation, start changing the perception
If the recent discovery of gravitational waves emanating from the early universe holds up under scrutiny, it will illuminate a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics and perhaps, in the process, verify the existence of other universes...
Researchers are racing to breed beneficial new traits into the dangerously homogeneous coffee crop before it succumbs to disease or other threats
Physical pushes and pulls on a cell, not just genes, determine whether it will become part of a bone, a brain—or a deadly tumor
Methane hydrates could solve the world's energy challenge—or make global warming worse
In what would be his centennial year, Martin Gardner, the longtime author of Scientific American's celebrated Mathematical Games column, continues to inspire mathematicians and puzzle lovers...
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