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    Vitae Report Logo
    May 15, 2013

    The Value of a Ph.D. In an Economic Recession

    In the United Kingdom, recent Ph.D. recipients have weathered the recession in better shape than most.

    May 21, 2013

    Content Collection: Interactive Peer Review

    More open methods of peer review offer advantages and disadvantages for both authors and reviewers.

    Knatokie Ford
    May 22, 2013

    Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

    A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

    May 17, 2013

    You Can't Judge a Scientist Using Journal Impact Factors

    An open letter calls for funding agencies and hiring institutions to evaluate scientists by their research and not what journals they publish in.

    Taken for Granted
    May 17, 2013

    Voices Loud and Soft

    In the debate over immigration reform, some voices speak louder than others.

    Ethan Perlstein
    May 17, 2013

    Going Rogue

    As a prestigious Princeton fellowship came to an end, Ethan Perlstein decided to strike out on his own.

    Slip and Fall
    May 21, 2013

    An Online Resource for Lab Safety

    In 38 videos, the course presents practical information on establishing and sustaining a strong safety culture.

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

    In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

    May 24, 2013

    'Worrisome Trends' for Chemistry Postdocs

    Are chemists hurting their earnings potential and endangering their chances for future success by staying too long in postdoc positions?

    May 28, 2013

    NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

    Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

    Taken for Granted
    May 29, 2013

    Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

    The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

    Lotfi A. Zadeh
    May 31, 2013

    Lotfi A. Zadeh

    A professor emeritus advises young scientists to deemphasize controversial aspects of their work—or to avoid controversy until they are established.

    Zebrafish Nuclei
    June 07, 2013

    A Research Career in Focus

    Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
    May 31, 2013

    University Scientists Arrested in Chinese Research Bribery Scheme

    Two NYU researchers were arrested for conspiring to pass information about their research to a Chinese company and the Chinese government.

    May 31, 2013

    Video Aimed at LGBTQ Youth Takes NASA to New Heights

    A NASA video shows how much the agency's culture has changed since the "right stuff" days.

    June 07, 2013

    Think Globally, Act Locally

    Organizations with a mission to increase diversity in the sciences offer local chapter resources to connect and inspire students and scientists with different backgrounds.

    Study Section
    June 04, 2013

    A Shortcut to Better Grantsmanship

    NIH's Early Career Reviewer program gives newly independent scientists a reviewer's perspective on what makes a grant worth funding.

    Taken for Granted
    June 05, 2013

    Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

    The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

    June 10, 2013

    Be-Laboring the STEM Immigration Issue

    USA Today's editors and the head of the AFL-CIO disagree about the Senate immigration bill's high-skill provisions.

    June 10, 2013

    Going Online for Research Funding

    Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.