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Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

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.

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.

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.

Taken for Granted
June 27, 2013

Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

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.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2013

Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

Taken for Granted
May 29, 2013

Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

May 03, 2013

A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

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

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.
 

March 25, 2013

Making the Move From Academe

In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

March 19, 2013

Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

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

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.

Researchers
March 08, 2013

Should Researchers Have More IRB Discretion?

A report issued this month by the American Association of University Professors concludes that academic researchers should have the authority to decide whether their proposed studies require review by an institutional review board. 

August 10, 2012

Crossing the Rubicon

By admitting responsibility for the conditions that caused Sheri Sangji’s death, the University of California takes a step toward better lab safety.

August 05, 2011

Taken for Granted: Everything Money Can Buy

The vast wealth of the oil-rich Arab states is creating opportunities for scientists who can stand the heat.

March 04, 2011

Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

January 07, 2011

Taken for Granted: Stormy Weather

Recent reports from the National Academies see no break in the clouds over the scientific labor market.

December 03, 2010

Choosing Between Science and Caring?

Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.

August 06, 2010

Taken for Granted: Creating Your Own Credibility

Based in Alaska, a nonprofit research institute founded and run by a group of independent researchers has permitted decades of scientific work.

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