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Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
STAP cell retraction … citizen scientists get a spaceship … China embraces Western values … physicists rain on neuroscientists’ parade … an interview with NSF’s new director.
An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.
Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.
Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.
A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.
A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.
Being a trailing spouse is better than not having a job, says an essayist at Inside Higher Ed, but it’s no walk in the park.
With his Ph.D. nearly finished, Jacopo Marino has decided to leave the University of Zurich and finish his research in Stockholm.
There has been a new influx of female researchers, but they’re small, blocky, and made of plastic.
More misconduct … NSF’s budget … predictable careers … Working Life … a moving profile of a scientist and advocate
For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.
A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.
New online tools are making it easier for scientists to share data and other resources.
Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.
The upset win of David Brat over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) all but ensures that immigration reform won’t pass anytime soon.
A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.
In Chemical & Engineering News, scientists share what principal investigators can do to establish a culture of safety in their labs.
Rat regret … a shortage of physician-scientists … congressional meddling … the latest on STAP … Working Life
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research postdocs get some love—including some glamorous marketing online.