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A Beijing International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) conference listed 24 invited speakers and five chairs and honorary chairs. None of them were women, despite having 300 active female scientists in the field.
Three renowned female theoretical chemist Krylov (USC), Carter (Princeton) and Gagliardi (Univ of Minnesota)reached out to the scientific community, calling for a boycott of the conference. They also created an electronic petition on change.org. The petition attracted considerable media attention from leading publications including Nature, Science and Inside Higher Education.
The 15th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) organizers removed the list of speakers from the website on Feb. 16 and posted an official apology from IAQMS President Josef Michl. The organization then amended the list of speakers to include six women.
Look into the spring sky at dusk and you may see flitting groups of bats, gobbling up insect meals in an intricately choreographed aerial dance. It’s well known that echolocation calls keep the bats from hitting trees and each other. But now scientists have learned some bats emit another call: one that …
University of Maryland researchers have learned that male big brown bats in flight use a special call, different from the echolocation calls they use for navigation, to warn other foraging males away from insect prey that they are claiming