FROM Jo Handelsman
College Science Profs Show Bias against Women Undergrads American universities claim to be fighting gender discrimination, but bias against women is alive and well. Yale University has released a study demonstrating that even science professors are biased against women -- and that's even true of female professors. Yale Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Jo Handelsman is the study's senior author.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.