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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.
A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.
What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.
The Internal Revenue Service provides a "reasonable" way to count adjuncts' work hours, to determine if their employers must provide them with health insurance.
An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.
Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.
Top-echelon researchers command an increasing share of research publications, a study shows.
The Council of Graduate Schools is launching a study on the feasibility of a program to track the careers of Ph.D. holders.
Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.
The Job Market
Issues and Perspectives
The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.