Gender-bias impacts women physicists
While some might argue that the lack of women in physics is down to personal choice or perhaps even biological determinism, Amy Bug, a physicist at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA instead claims it could be due to small, ...
Today women take an active part in public life. Without a doubt, they also converse with other women. In fact, they even talk to each other about other things besides men. As banal as it sounds, this is far ...
Gender bias in leading scientific journals
Fewer women than men are asked to write in the leading scientific journals. That is established by two researchers from Lund University in Sweden, who criticise the gender bias.
Scientists analyze millions of news articles
Researchers in the UK have used artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze 2.5 million articles from 498 different English-language online news outlets over ten months.
Study shows people's racial biases can skew perceptions of how much help victims need
When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study.
"I knew it!" Hindsight more likely to affect men
(Phys.org)—They say hindsight is 20/20, but apparently that's not always the case.
New research proves gender bias extraordinarily prevalent in STEM careers
With everyone from the federal government to corporate America working to encourage more women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, you would think the doors would be wide open to ...
If the market decides what stockbrokers earn, why are women on Wall Street earning less?
The recent excesses of Wall Street may be big news but behind the headlines there's another story: When it comes to men and women stockbrokers, someone is taking home a bigger paycheck.
Bad news for women in media
Gender bias and sexual harassment against female journalists are still systemic problems in Australian newsrooms, according to new research.
Gender bias found in how scholars review scientific studies
A scientist's gender can have a big impact on how other researchers perceive his or her work, according to a new study.
Parents' endorsement of vigorous team sports increases children's physical activity, say researchers
Parents who value strenuous team sports are more likely to influence their children to join a team or at least participate in some kind of exercise, and spend less time in front of the TV or computer, a new study says.
High school math teachers may not make the grade when it comes to gender bias
Do some high school teachers think math is harder for girls than boys? The authors of a new study say yes.
Gender discrimination still a factor in modern organizations -- 'that's what she said'
The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report states, "No country in the world has yet managed to eliminate the gender gap." In the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% ...
Study reveals gender bias of prospective parents
A Queen's University study has found that when people think about having children, men want boys and women want girls.