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June 02, 2014

Want to Be a PI? What Are the Odds?

Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.

June 04, 2014

Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2014

Data and Politics

A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.

Taken for Granted
June 04, 2014

No STEM Shortage in Indiana, a Report Says

A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.

June 06, 2014

The Travails of the Trailing Spouse

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.

June 05, 2014

On the Road Again

With his Ph.D. nearly finished, Jacopo Marino has decided to leave the University of Zurich and finish his research in Stockholm.
 

June 13, 2014

An Explosion Of Bioinformatics Careers

Big data is pouring out of life sciences research, creating ample opportunities for scientists with computer science expertise.

June 09, 2014

Building Blocks of Science Diversity

There has been a new influx of female researchers, but they’re small, blocky, and made of plastic.

June 06, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 6 June 2014

More misconduct … NSF’s budget … predictable careers … Working Life … a moving profile of a scientist and advocate

June 09, 2014

Starting Up

For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.

June 10, 2014

NIH Report Warns of Looming Physician-Scientist Shortage

A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.

June 10, 2014

Give, and It Will Be Given to You

New online tools are making it easier for scientists to share data and other resources.

June 12, 2014

Tim Hunt

Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.

June 12, 2014

Professor’s Win Dooms Immigration Reform

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.

June 13, 2014

The Fun of Science

A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.

June 13, 2014

Mentoring for Safety

In Chemical & Engineering News, scientists share what principal investigators can do to establish a culture of safety in their labs.

June 13, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 13 June 2014

Rat regret … a shortage of physician-scientists … congressional meddling … the latest on STAP … Working Life

June 16, 2014

Postdoc Love at Whitehead

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research postdocs get some love—including some glamorous marketing online.

June 16, 2014

Studying Human-Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research

Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist, has spent her career doing both basic and applied research in the technology industry.

Taken for Granted
June 17, 2014

More GREs, Fewer Degrees?

An article in Nature suggests that the Graduate Record Examination is a poor predictor of graduate student success.

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