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April 17, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: What’s In It for Reviewers?

Scientists taking part in an open peer-review process can get more recognition and an opportunity to weigh in.

She Figures
April 16, 2013

Gender Equality in European Research

While there are signs that the gender gap in science is closing, more needs to be done at policy level.

Boston College with skyline
April 15, 2013

Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.

NIH Building
April 15, 2013

Looking Broadly to Find the Best

An NIH recruiting program for intramural scientists flips the job application script, seeking out talented scientists first and then figuring out where and how to employ them.

April 12, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: For Authors, Potential Downsides

There are risks and difficulties in interactive peer review.

April 12, 2013

Opening Industry-Academic Partnerships

Forming collaborations between academia, industry, government agencies, and private organizations can offer benefits to all parties.

Milena Mendez and Fenix
April 12, 2013

Sniffing out Dermatemys

With her border collie's help, a young scientist studies an endangered turtle and works to improve education in a Guatemalan village.

Taken for Granted
April 11, 2013

What Sequestration Reveals About Science

Sequestration reveals vulnerabilities in the nation's system for funding science.

April 10, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

April 09, 2013

How Interactive Peer Review Works

Science Careers looks at the pros and cons for young scientists to take part in interactive peer review processes both as authors and reviewers.

April 09, 2013

The Iron Lady's Elemental Chemistry

According to science historian Jon Agar, Margaret Thatcher's scientific training had a significant influence on her political career

April 08, 2013

An Arresting Piece of Research

Postdoc Huajun Zhao, 42, is in custody on "a single count of economic espionage," reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

April 08, 2013

Why Good Scientists Don't Have to Be Great at Math

E. O. Wilson says that only in a few fields do scientists need serious mathematical chops.

Taken for Granted
April 05, 2013

What 'Stapling a Green Card' Portends for STEM

Research suggests potential gains for university STEM departments but likely losses for STEM workers.

April 05, 2013

Should Scientists Consider Health Care Careers?

While opportunities in computer science are likely to be strong in the coming years, there's another area with lots of science-related jobs: health care.

April 03, 2013

The End of My Rainbow

After the blush of first love is gone, Rachel Ruhlen digs deep to find passion for her work.

Noah Wilson-Rich
April 02, 2013

Pollinating His Own Science

Noah Wilson-Rich started a company to support his work in bee immunity.

April 01, 2013

Cooking Up a Storm

The New York Times quickly changes course in an online obituary of a highly accomplished engineer, after initially emphasizing her housekeeping accomplishments.

March 29, 2013

Whites No Longer Overrepresented in Youngest Scientist Cohorts

Underrepresented minorities increase their share of faculty posts at 2-year colleges, while Asians rise at 4-year institutions and in industry.

NIH Building
March 29, 2013

NIH Wants Your Input on Training

NIH is seeking feedback from the community on how best to improve graduate and postdoctoral training.