Power over business, democracy and education will likely continue to lie with data and data-dependent tools, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Biases are difficult to shed, which makes workplace diversity a powerful and necessary tool for catching unsuspected bias before it has a chance to cause damage.
LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.
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In many ways, science can be as much about the people doing it as the science itself. A new online initiative is addressing the invisibility of LGBTQ+ people in science.
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Bicultural employees bring myriad assets to any organization, according to new research.
Employees with more than one cultural identity can help improve an organization’s performance.
Science societies are a vital part of research life, creating vital networking, grant and leadership opportunities for researchers.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
Moneypenny, as played by Naomie Harris, has been told that “fieldwork isn’t for everyone”.
With its first ever recruitment advert, MI6 is reaching out to women and minority groups. But like their fictional counterparts, will they still end up doing desk work?
Employees of Starbucks Coffee in the United States and Canada will receive “implicit bias” training.
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Starbucks is implementing implicit bias training for its employees in the United States and Canada. Even though we are not aware implicit biases, they lead to discriminatory behaviours.
Tuition hikes can change the racial and ethnic makeup of a college campus.
Whenever tuition rises at nonselective four-year colleges and universities, racial and ethnic diversity within the student body declines, researchers have found.
If you live in a diverse neighbourhood, you're more likely to identify with a whole range of different people – and to lend a helping hand.
Maria Lyle of Scotland, Isis Holt and Brianna Coop of Australia after the womens T35 100m
The lack of Commonwealth relevance doesn’t entirely explain the lack of exuberance of the medal tally.
The late Sen. Ted Kennedy, reading from “A Nation of Immigrants,” a book by his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
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Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
Companies should listen to both male and female employees on this issue and pay attention to any backlash.
Research has found Silicon Valley engineers feared speaking up when they recognise poor behaviour among their male colleagues.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
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Frances McDormand's inspirational Oscars speech could lead to more diversity in the industry. But you can’t be inclusive at the top if minorities can’t gain a foothold in the first place.
Mexican directors have won in their category four years out of the past five.
New research reveals that poorer students are less likely to leave home for university – and that has serious impacts on their experience.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem.
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Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
A new study reveals that students gain an appreciation for views across the political spectrum during their first year in college.
Despite claims that college turns students liberal, a new study reveals that students gain more appreciation for both liberal and conservative views during their freshman year.
The White Night festival is an example of Melbourne’s efforts to promote itself as a convivial city.
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Australian cities generally minimise negative attributes such as crime, segregation and violence, but developing positive attributes such as inclusivity appears more challenging.
Nonprofit boards should be more diverse than this group, but too often they’re not.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.