New York launched an initiative to provide public and private researchers in the state with time on a supercomputer. The state has allotted 150 million CPU hours for this use, and the offer lasts for the next three years.

The computer, an IBM Blue Gene, operates at faster than 80 teraflops and can perform 100 trillion calculations per second. The Blue Gene is housed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.