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Why are so few women inventors named on patents?

It's easy to list some of the many everyday items invented and patented by women - the dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the board game Monopoly, to name but a few - but the world is still failing to take full advantage of women's innovative ideas, a report suggests.

How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda

As a child of rubber tappers in the Brazilian Amazon, Chico Mendes saw how quickly the life-sustaining forest could disappear if soy farmers and cattle ranchers wanted the land for themselves.

Court holds University of Iowa officials personally liable for discriminating against Christian club

When U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose upheld “qualified immunity” for University of Iowa officials in a successful First Amendment lawsuit by a Christian student organization, she said the constitutional issues were not established “beyond debate.”

Higher Education Coalition from Ky. urges Congress to protect ‘Dreamers’

Some Kentucky colleges and universities are among 600 higher education institutions across the nation asking Congress to give permanent protection to children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.