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March 22, 2013

Do Superior Abilities Keep Women Out of STEM?

Women may be underrepresented in science because they're better than men at other things.

March 22, 2013

In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

March 22, 2013

Sexy, Sexy Scientists

Our sexy columnist ponders the importance of sexiness in science.

March 25, 2013

Making the Move From Academe

In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

Taken for Granted
March 25, 2013

Johns Hopkins Disputes Newspaper's Claims in Postdoc Story

The university disputes the newspaper's account of a conflict involving claims of misconduct and an apparent suicide.

March 25, 2013

Want a Great Scientific Career? Choose Computer Science

A BLS analysis suggests that most of the growth in science careers over the next decade or so will be in computer science.

Grandma Got STEM
March 26, 2013

Grandma, What a Big Brain You Have!

A new Web site features grandmothers in science and related fields.

Ed Lazowska
March 27, 2013

"We Are the World"

Computer science veteran Ed Lazowska argues that his field is poised to dominate careers in the sciences.

Fátima Al-Shahrour
March 29, 2013

Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

March 29, 2013

Blurring the Lines Between Academic and Industrial Cancer Research

Career opportunities for scientists are evolving as cancer research becomes increasingly collaborative.

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.

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.

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.

Noah Wilson-Rich
April 02, 2013

Pollinating His Own Science

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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