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    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 07, 2015

    A new kind of visa ‘creativity’

    Recent cases of H-1B visa abuse in academe could indicate a growing trend

    October 01, 2015

    How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

    A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    July 08, 2015

    Taking the road less traveled

    Pursuing controversial or unconventional research ideas can carry serious professional and personal risks.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

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

    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.

    June 03, 2015

    A different kind of postdoc experience

    Postdocs in industry explore opportunities that aren’t available in academe.

    May 19, 2015

    Starting a national conversation in Michigan

    A conference sponsored by the University of Michigan attracts hundreds to discuss biomedical training reform.

    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.

    April 29, 2015

    Women have a hiring advantage in the scientific stratosphere

    A widely reported study says women are preferred in faculty hiring—but it doesn’t say bias isn’t a problem at other key career points.

    April 28, 2015

    NIH needs your advice

    NIH and one of its institutes are seeking feedback on issues that encompass the future and sustainability of the biomedical research workforce.

    March 09, 2015

    The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs

    As oil prices drop, a once red-hot employment market cools.

    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.