A new invention helps researchers study the body’s chemistry; A spray-on coating could eventually replace plastic wrap; How to stay cool while lowering your energy bill; And finally, women in science don’t always get credit for their work.
Most people think of science as fact-based and not as subject to bias as the rest of the world. However, studies show that gender bias is rampant in science, and that women are not taken as seriously as men, even with identical qualifications. Experts discuss the problem and possible solutions.
Experts explain the social, economic, and governmental factors that are leading women to quit their jobs--often unwillingly--and stay home.
Few female role models exist at major research universities in scientific fields, subverting efforts to get more women into math and science. Many scientists have dismissed gender bias as a factor. However, new research shows that unintentional bias results in women being subconsciously considered less competent than their male scientific counterparts. …