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    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 08, 2015

    Taking the road less traveled

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

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 24, 2015

    Thesis adviser horror stories

    In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings

    June 23, 2015

    What happens after a retraction?

    Retractions, whether for honest error or misconduct, diminish future citations to researchers’ old papers by 10% to 20%, a study says.

    June 12, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 12 June 2015

    Researcher or spy? … Russian scientists protest reforms … $28 billion spent annually on nonreproducible research … Conflicts of interest for climate change skeptic … Entrepreneurship special issue … Working Life

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    June 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    June 03, 2015

    A different kind of postdoc experience

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

    May 22, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 22 May 2015

    Checking for gender discrimination in awarding grants … Scientific misconduct … Faking data … Journal editors “removed” … Crowdsourcing literature discovery ... Working Life

    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 15, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 15 May 2015

    Polar ice … European science advisory panel … Developing new antibiotics … NSF funding … Cuba reconnects … Working Life

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    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.

    April 24, 2015

    Academic integrity and copyright law entangled in legal case

    Entrepreneur sues former adviser for publishing paper without his name

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