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There are nearly twice as many male as female researchers at Canadian universities, despite more than 50 percent of Canadian PhD students being female, a new report from the Council of Canadian Academies says. The group undertook the study after noticing a lack of female candidates for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs program in 2008.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

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