How COVID is widening the academic gender divide

From the first rumblings of its spread, COVID-19's impact on women academics was immediate. In a sign of the gendered nature of the pandemic's impacts, men's research submissions to academic journals almost instantly increased ...

Understanding the secretive networks used to move money offshore

In 2016, the world's largest ever data leak dubbed "The Panama Papers" exposed a scandal, uncovering a vast global network of people—including celebrities and world leaders, who used offshore tax havens, anonymous transactions ...

How racism contributes to 'a very ivory tower'

Blacks, Hispanics and other racial and ethnic minorities are not only underrepresented in science, they are also less likely to receive research funding or get published as often as white scientists, which can result in fewer ...

Science needs to look inward to move forward

About a year after she was appointed to a senior editorial role at an academic journal, psychology researcher Professor Simine Vazire was admonished for upsetting eminent researchers by "desk rejecting" their papers.

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