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An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.
The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.
Issues and Perspectives
The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.
By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.
A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.
Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?
Why don’t federal funders demand safe academic labs?
The legal struggle arising from the death of Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji leaves a major question unresolved.
An article in Nature suggests that the Graduate Record Examination is a poor predictor of graduate student success.
Replicating Meyerhoff … delaying the FIRST Act … Dance Your Ph.D. … science of inequality … inequality in science … replication woes … Working Life
In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.
Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.
A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.
Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.
Life and Career
Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.