Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for Crispr but they weren’t the only key figures in its development.
Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators’ attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Patents aren’t the only means of rewarding inventors, and they may not always be the best. Competitions work surprisingly well, if done properly.
Awards can make scientific careers, but too often award rules and application processes shut women out.
Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
Retailers have cleverly tapped into the psychological need many of us have to collect, in some cases, mundane everyday items.