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Researchers at U of I and UIC published a study last week finding that 64 percent of researchers in social, life, and earth science had experienced sexual harassment during field research, and that 20 percent reported being sexually assaulted. The problem is severe enough that it may be causing female scientists to abandon the profession.

 
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