Women engineers are underpaid for their contributions to technical activities, due to cultural ideologies in the engineering profession, according to Rice University research. "Cultural ideologies within professions may seem benign and have little salience outside of a profession's boundaries, but may play an important role in wage inequality," said Rice Assistant Professor of Sociology Erin Cech.
The Journal of Neuroscience has published a study led by researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the only US extension of the prestigious Max Planck Society, that may hold a stunning breakthrough in the fight to treat Alzheimer's disease. The study potentially identifies a cause of Alzheimer's disease -- based on a newly-discovered signaling pathway in cellular models of Alzheimer's disease -- and opens the door for new treatments by successfully blocking this pathway.
Specific steps to advance progress on governance of geoengineering research are proposed in an article published in the journal Science this week. Edward Parson of the University of California, Los Angeles, and David Keith of Harvard University outline how the deadlock on governance of geoengineering research poses real threats to sound management of climate risk.
Society currently faces profound social and environmental challenges that must be met to secure a sustainable future. A major challenge in achieving this goal is discovering how best to synthesize important findings and ideas from many disciplines and use them to produce scientifically informed social and environmental policy. New research by John Parker and Edward Hackett of Arizona State University works to identify types of research environments and social interactions that facilitate success in these collaborations.
Chicks that stock up on their five-a-day outshine their love rivals in later life, a new study shows.
As a corporate responsibility consultant, Kellie McElhaney publicly criticized Apple's recent appointment of another man to an already all-male executive team. McElhaney's new research goes one step further, indicating that the number of women on a corporate board correlates with a firm's sustainability performance.
A group of researchers have proposed creating a new web-based data network to help researchers and policymakers worldwide turn existing knowledge into real-world applications and technologies and improve science and innovation policy.
Joseph Mazer's article, published today in Communication Education, explored how specific teacher communication behaviors can influence students' emotional interest, cognitive interest, and engagement.
The European Science Foundation has released a new report detailing its feasibility study on a pan-European professional development framework.
In the United States, clinicians are struggling to provide better and more affordable health care to more people -- while keeping up with new scientific developments. The idea of a "learning health system" is one proposed solution for rapidly applying the best available scientific evidence in real-time clinical practice. In the Aug. 7 Annals of Internal Medicine, a Group Health Cooperative team describes the experience of turning this intriguing concept into action.