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    Taken for Granted
    July 10, 2014

    Should Science Students Study Gender?

    In Academe, Carol Colatrella argues that scientists can benefit from more insight into how gender impacts professional interactions and career outcomes.

    Taken for Granted
    July 09, 2014

    The Landmark Patrick Harran Case Ends Inconclusively

    The legal struggle arising from the death of Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji leaves a major question unresolved.

    July 11, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 July 2014

    NCATS success … Scripps merger talks end … good news and bad news in India … clandestine review ring revealed … brain boycott … early independence … HIV/AIDS

    August 07, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

    Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

    Taken for Granted
    July 29, 2014

    Puncturing a fantasy

    The key to attracting young people into science is vibrant and visible opportunity.

    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted Index

    Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better.

    Taken for Granted
    July 31, 2014

    Using a federal stick to enforce lab safety

    Why don’t federal funders demand safe academic labs?

    August 04, 2014

    C is for citations

    Your last name influences your citation potential, a study says.

    April 03, 2009

    Taken for Granted: The Jackpot's Consequences

    As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

    March 06, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Shovel-Ready Science

    How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

    Taken for Granted
    March 05, 2014

    Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

    A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

    August 05, 2014

    Addressing the deeper cause of safety incidents

    A lab explosion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, shows that when it comes to safety, good intentions are only a start.

    August 05, 2014

    A Real Scientist Shortage

    With the debut of a new kit, LEGO aims to fix the scientist shortage on toy shelves.

    August 18, 2014

    Equally productive women are tenured less

    A new study shows that in computer science, sociology, and English, productivity differences can’t explain discrepancies in tenure rates.

    August 26, 2014

    Fighting to study physics

    After being rejected, a blind student wins admission to the physics program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

    January 19, 2007

    Dealing With Deception

    "I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo

    February 02, 2007

    Contemptuous Irresolution

    "In the current environment, any increase is welcome." --Dave Moore, AAMC

    March 02, 2007

    A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

    Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
    our career can get advanced but not necessarily
    their career."

    April 13, 2007

    Huddled Masses

    “Reduced economic opportunities in some fields relative to others … may be an important factor driving native students to enter particular occupations and avoid others.” --George Borjas

    May 04, 2007

    A Tunnel to Atlanta

    Working with a professor and lab mates from back home make for an easier, more congenial experience than plunging into a strictly American cultural environment.

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