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By putting people at the center of product development and combining their different perspectives, artists and scientists can create better products and ultimately more jobs, experts said at the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy.

A brief writing exercise can help women in college physics classes improve their academic performance and reduce some of the well-documented differences between male and female science students, researchers say in a new study. The writing exercise seems particularly beneficial to female students who tend to subscribe to the negative stereotype that men perform better in physics, the researchers say

While the nation’s governors and state school officers have proposed uniform standards in English and mathematics for all students in American public schools, science also should be included in the standards, two AAAS officials write in an op-ed article published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.