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    July 07, 2006

    A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

    "His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

    November 07, 2013

    Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

    The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

    May 03, 2013

    A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

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

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

    June 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.

    March 19, 2013

    Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

    Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

    January 14, 2015

    What happens when you add a lot more STEM majors?

    An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.

    May 05, 2015

    Economists: H-1B visas suppress wages

    A new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.

    May 05, 2006

    A Novel Look at Postdocs

    "Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

    San Francisco VA
    May 10, 2013

    Suit Brought for Wrongful Death of Lab Worker

    The family of Richard Din is suing San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for failing to adequately enforce infectious-agent safety protocols.

    April 29, 2014

    What's in a Name?

    A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

    September 29, 2014

    Adjuncts and age discrimination

    Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?

    May 06, 2011

    When Will They Ever Learn?

    Another needless death at a university research facility points up the scandal of lax safety standards in academe.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

    Taken for Granted
    August 26, 2013

    Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

    Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
    July 22, 2013

    Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

    China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

    September 09, 2013

    Is it Time to Reconsider Your Career Goals?

    Sequestration is leading to layoffs in academic labs—but it's not the cause of our current ills.

    November 05, 2010

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Research suggests that social structure, not personal ethics, determines the frequency of scientific misconduct.

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