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May 03, 2013

A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

A British scientist is going to prison for 3 months for falsifying data.

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

March 23, 2007

A Question of Balance

"I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

September 25, 2013

Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

Katherine Button
April 30, 2013

Questioning the Validity of Neuroscience Results

A recent analysis in neuroscience urges caution both in reading the literature and in designing your own experiments.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

AAAS Meeting
February 16, 2013

The Social Responsibilities of Scientists

At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.

Taken for Granted
April 26, 2013

Canada to Scrap Points System for High-Skilled Immigration

Canada is now moving toward high-skilled immigration based on employment, according to the newsmagazine Maclean’s.
 

Taken for Granted
September 24, 2013

Academia's Money Troubles

According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

October 24, 2008

Social Networking Grows Up

New resources lend a social dimension to online research and publishing tools.

October 28, 2005

The European Nanoworld, Under a Magnifying Glass

There is often more to a job in a nanotech company than ordinary R&D work.

May 05, 2006

Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

"I think that looking at the observable effects of diversity on a group’s performance is a really fruitful way to get a sense of what diversity really means." --Samuel R. Sommers

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

Boston Eve Skyline
February 15, 2013

Tips for Successful International Collaborations

Setting up successful international collaborations is about leveling the field, especially when working with partners in developing countries.

June 10, 2013

Going Online for Research Funding

Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

May 06, 2013

Indre Viskontas

This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

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