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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science
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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science

The most privileged castes dominated white-collar professions in India, including roles in science and technology. The situation highlights how the caste system...

'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why
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'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why

The proportion of science and technology publications that break with the past in ways that send a field in a new direction has plummeted over the past half-century...

Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?
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Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?

OpenAI's ChatGPT and DeepMind's AlphaCode can now produce meaningful lines of code, but software engineers shouldn't switch careers quite yet.

Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech
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Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech

Several groups founded to help under-represented computer scientists have developed robust online communities through which they aim to engage and support their...

Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It
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Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It

There are diversity gaps in computer science and in STEM subjects and it's growing at U.S. universities. That's a problem, says Juan Gilbert at the University of...

Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs
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Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs

A complex mix of politics, economics, and shifting career priorities has made it hard for principal investigators and high-profile scientists to recruit new lab...

Why Thinking Hard Makes You Feel Tired
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Why Thinking Hard Makes You Feel Tired

The desire to shut down after a day spent toiling at the computer could be a physiological response to mentally demanding work, according to a study that links...

Could Machine Learning Fuel a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?
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Could Machine Learning Fuel a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?

Researchers Sayash Kapoor and Arvind Narayanan at Princeton University have sounded an alarm about what they call a "brewing reproducibility crisis" in machine-learning...

How to Find, Read, and Organize Papers
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How to Find, Read, and Organize Papers

Ph.D. student Maya Gosztyla decided to rethink her approach to research papers after she had trouble keeping track of the published literature.

Time to Rethink the Scientific CV
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Time to Rethink the Scientific CV

There's a growing call to revamp the academic CV used to support applications for scientific jobs, funding, promotions, and awards.

Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists
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Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists

Chief science officers in industry used to fit a predictable profile, but the old template is changing: scientific startups are now creating opportunities for a...

Discrimination Still Plagues Science
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Discrimination Still Plagues Science

Scientific institutions worldwide need to do more to improve workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, according to Nature's 2021 salary and job satisfaction...

University Abandons Impact Factor in Hiring and Promotion Decisions
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University Abandons Impact Factor in Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Utrecht University is formally abandoning the impact factor — a standard measure of scientific success — in all hiring and promotion decisions.

How to Get Started in Quantum Computing
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How to Get Started in Quantum Computing

A growing collection of online tutorials, programming languages, and simulators are making it easier than ever to dip your toes into quantum computing.

Challenge to Scientists: Does Your Ten-Year-Old Code Still Run?
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Challenge to Scientists: Does Your Ten-Year-Old Code Still Run?

The Ten Years Reproducibility Challenge asked scientists to find and re-execute old code written for computationally driven papers published ten or more years ago...

China Is Closing Gap With United States on Research Spending
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China Is Closing Gap With United States on Research Spending

The United States is no longer the "uncontested leader" in science globally, the U.S. National Science Foundation says.

Russia Will Spend $790M to Build Quantum Computer
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Russia Will Spend $790M to Build Quantum Computer

The Russian government will spend around 50 billion roubles (US$790 million) over the next five years on basic and applied quantum research at leading Russian laboratories...

Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database
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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database

Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation.

The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers
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The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers

A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis—but is it legal?

NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.
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