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March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

November 05, 2010

Feature Index: Research Integrity

Research integrity is an active, positive pursuit, and not merely the absence of scientific wrongdoing. It's the sum...
July 07, 2006

A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

"His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

January 31, 2003

Do You Really Want Your Name on That Paper?

Whether or not you are familiar with his work in condensed matter physics, you have probably heard of Jan Hendrik Schön...
March 11, 2014

How to Discourage Great Discoveries

In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.

July 08, 2011

A Nobel Prize–Winning Culture

Scientists from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology attribute the lab's success to bold thinking, secure funding, and a collaborative culture.

June 05, 2009

Building a Culture of Safety

State OSHA investigations of a fatal fire at UCLA point to changes needed to make academic labs safer.

August 07, 2009

The Ups and Downs of Doing a Postdoc in Europe

Going abroad for a postdoc can involve logistical hurdles and serious effort--and offer a rewarding personal and professional experience.

July 13, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For

“The glut of graduate students enticed by the growing support a few years ago have since found it difficult to get their own work funded … and the sudden deceleration in funding has left many researchers feeling slighted even though their funding grew by leaps and bounds in the past decade.” --Yuval Levin

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.

May 07, 2010

Researching Carbon-Neutral Buildings

New research in building technology aims to boost energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions resulting from the energy consumption of commercial buildings and homes.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 12, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

March 13, 2014

A Different Kind of Experimental Model

A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

October 25, 2013

Annual Top Employers Survey: Top Firms Directed by Data, Led by Scientists

The companies identified in the 2013 Science Careers Top Employers Survey ensure a higher return on those investments by catering to the whims of the scientist brain, which they view as their greatest economic driver.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

June 01, 2007

Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

March 17, 2014

"STEM Shortage" Debate Reveals Fundamental Disagreements, Some Common Ground

Are claims of a shortage of scientists and technical workers merely a rhetorical tool aimed at increasing support for educational reform?

September 02, 2011

What Is Wrong With High-Skill Immigration Policy?

A Senate hearing highlights the split between institutions' and workers' interests.

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.