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GTO gets a lot of questions from female scientists asking about gender equity in the workplace. This Washington Post story has some insight: Economist Linda Babcock began studying gender differences in asking for pay raises or promotions after a group of female doctoral candidates complained that they were all teaching assistants while their male colleagues were actually teachers, says the article. The difference?

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.