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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.
Big data is pouring out of life sciences research, creating ample opportunities for scientists with computer science expertise.
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.
Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist, has spent her career doing both basic and applied research in the technology industry.
An article in Nature suggests that the Graduate Record Examination is a poor predictor of graduate student success.