With the inauguration of an administration avowedly committed to science as the grand elixir for the nation's economic and environmental woes, a number of scientists say now is the time to tackle a chronic conundrum of their enterprise: how to attract more women into the fold, and keep them once they are there, reports the New York Times. Researchers who have long promoted the cause of women in science view the incoming administration with a mix of optimism and we'll-see-ism. On the one hand, they say, the new president's apparent enthusiasm for science, and the rise of "geek chic" and...

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