Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines

While transparency, openness and reproducibility are readily recognized as vital features of science and embraced by scientists as a norm, a growing body of evidence suggests that those qualities are not necessarily evident today.

Voting Rights Act increases Latino representation on school boards

The language assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) have increased Latino representation on school boards across the country, according to new research from Professor Melissa Marschall.

When it comes to female mayors, Texas cities have strong showing

A new analysis by political scientist Melissa Marschall finds that Texas has remarkably high numbers of women mayors, particularly in its largest cities.

Liberals and conservatives: Hardwired to disagree?

Are liberals and conservatives hardwired to disagree? New research from Rice University and the University of Nebraska suggests that this may be the case.