A recent Pew survey has found that more than half of scientists, about 55 percent, consider themselves Democrats, compared with 35 percent of the public who identified as such, says The Intersection's Chris Mooney. About 52 percent of scientists call themselves liberals, while only 20 percent of the public does so.

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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.