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We Want Women Scientists! And We Want One Named Shirley

Here's an article in the New York Times covering the age-old problem of not enough women coming into -- and staying in -- science. The story's angle is a "now's the time" feeling among scientists as the Obama administration settles in (is there anything this administration isn't supposed to fix?). Advocates of more women in science are recommending that Obama appoint a woman to the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology; the Rosalind Franklin Society suggests molecular biologist Shirley Tilghman or nuclear physicist Shirley Ann Jackson, the article reports.