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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 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 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.

Taken for Granted
April 11, 2013

What Sequestration Reveals About Science

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

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.

April 12, 2013

Opening Industry-Academic Partnerships

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

April 12, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: For Authors, Potential Downsides

There are risks and difficulties in interactive peer review.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

April 19, 2013

The Immigration Bill and the High-Skill Job Market

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the newly proposed immigration bill is bad news for job seekers.

Alternative Certification Programs
April 19, 2013

A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

April 19, 2013

It's Not Always the Best and Brightest

To get hired, you have to get noticed.

Tamily Weissman-Unni
April 22, 2013

A Turn Toward the Classroom and Home

Tamily Weissman-Unni feels like a failure—but she's not.

Ron Hira
April 23, 2013

A STEM Labor Market Expert Analyzes the Proposed Immigration Bill

Ron Hira testifies that the proposed bill falls short of addressing problems with H1-B and other high-skill visa programs.

Thomas Schäfer
April 24, 2013

Thomas Schäfer: Launching the Young Academy of Europe

A group of ERC Starting Grantees has created a new platform where top young researchers can raise their voices and influence science policy.
 

Taken for Granted
April 24, 2013

Report on Immigration Policy's Effects on STEM Labor Market

A report explores the potential effects of current proposals to "staple a green card" to graduate degrees granted in the United States.

Janet Davison Rowley
April 26, 2013

Prize-Winning Researcher Did Her Breakthrough Work at Home

Janet Davison Rowley, 88, was just awarded the Albany prize for work she did at home while her children were at school.

April 26, 2013

Science in Wales

The Welsh government is accelerating its efforts to create a globally competitive science and technology base.

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