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This week on the Nature Careers Science Diversified podcast: Two male researchers talk about becoming gender-equity allies after witnessing how female colleagues were treated in meetings and job interviews. Listen here:
In November, the American Physical Society, which has more than 55,000 members, announced that it will consider police conduct when choosing cities for future meetings. The organization is so far unique among US scientific societies in taking this step.
This week on Nature’s Coronapod: A repository with millions of data points will track COVID-19 immunity and variant spread and could help answer some of the coronavirus’s biggest questions. Listen here.
Humans are not the only animals who can pay a price for being alone. Researchers have found that solitary giraffes are less likely to survive than gregarious ones. #ResearchHighlight
Editorial: Many PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are overworked and overstressed — and their mental health is suffering because of it.
Katie Bouman led the creation of an algorithm that helped capture the first ever image of a black hole. We asked her what this breakthrough means for science. For more reaction from other scientists, visit our YouTube channel:
A Nature paper reports the discovery of the earliest and largest known monumental structure built by the Maya civilization to date.
Why Nature supports Joe Biden for US president: He is the nation’s best hope to begin to repair damage to science and the truth — by virtue of his policies and his leadership record in office, as a former vice-president and as a senator.