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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.

May 21, 2013

Content Collection: Interactive Peer Review

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

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.

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.

Norman Matloff
May 22, 2013

Some "Very Strong Words" on the Senate Immigration Bill

Norman Matloff says that passing the Senate's immigration reform bill would be a "historical watershed event," and not in a good way.

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 24, 2013

In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

Irene Friesenhahn
June 12, 2013

Defining the Global State of Young Scientists

The Global Young Academy wants to offer a snapshot of the working conditions of young scientists across developed and developing countries.