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  1. woman at lab bench
    Science & Society

    Women and men get research grants at equal rates — if women apply in the first place

    When women get research funding, they’ll stay funded as long as their male counterparts. But getting to the top of that heap is a challenge.

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  2. photo illustration of chess hierarchy
    Science & Society

    Fighting sexual harassment in science may mean changing science itself

    Sexual harassment is disturbingly prevalent in academia. But a course correction may involve tearing down the hierarchy that makes science run.

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  3. photo illustration of fecal microbiome pills
    Health & Medicine

    To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

    Fecal transplants are the treatment of the future for some conditions. But right now, they are entirely unregulated. Here’s why putting regulations in place is so complex.

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  4. illustration of a dragon breathing fire
    Chemistry

    Want to build a dragon? Science is here for you

    Fire-breathing dragons can’t live anywhere outside of a book or TV. But nature provides some guidance as to how they might get their flames. If they existed, anyway.

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  5. Wikipedia entry on hydrastine
    Science & Society

    Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though scientists don’t cite it

    Wikipedia is everyone’s go-to source. Even scientists. A new study shows how science on Wikipedia may end up forwarding science itself.

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  6. MRI images of brains
    Neuroscience

    Even brain images can be biased

    Brain scan studies that are drawn from rich and well-educated groups could lead to biased ideas of how our brains develop.

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  7. man in superhero costume striking a power pose
    Psychology

    Whether psychology research is improving depends on whom you ask

    Psychologists are pessimistic about the state of their field but want to improve, a survey shows. But are new measures working?

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  8. container of artificial sweetener
    Genetics

    Two artificial sweeteners together take the bitter out of bittersweet

    Some artificial sweeteners are well known for their bitter aftertastes. But saccharin and cyclamate are better together, and now scientists know why.

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  9. social networking
    Science & Society

    On social media, privacy is no longer a personal choice

    Data from the now-defunct social platform Friendster show that even people not on social media have predictable qualities.

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