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Black scientists highlight racism in the lab and the field

WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also thinks about…

Black in Berlin: Group seeks more diversity in tech industry

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press Updated 12:17 am PDT, Thursday, September 10, 2020 Kave Bulambo, founder of Black in Tech Berlin speaks with other members of the tech group via video call…

NIST benchmarks show facial recognition technology still struggles to identify Black faces

Every few months, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releases the results of benchmark tests it conducts on facial recognition algorithms submitted by companies, universities, and independent…

‘We Found a Massive Black Hole Collision That Has Never Been Seen Before’

Since 1983 I have been involved in the search for gravitational waves. These waves were a prediction of Albert Einstein in 1916, although he quickly noted that they would be…

Coding academies for Black, Latino kids aim to debug tech diversity gap

Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images With higher pay, better benefits and more resilience in a challenging economy, jobs in the fast-growing tech sector are highly sought after positions.…