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May 22, 2014

Breaking the Class Ceiling

Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.

May 21, 2014

Training Reforms Could Boost Productivity

In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.

May 20, 2014

Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

May 20, 2014

A New Prize and a New Lab from Bell Labs

On a major scientific anniversary, Alcatel-Lucent announces a competition and a new R&D location.

May 19, 2014

Career Q&As

A collection of interviews with interesting scientists, focusing on their careers.

May 16, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 16 May 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

May 15, 2014

Facilitating Feedback

Feedback can help you improve your day job and your interviewing skills.

May 14, 2014

Is Unionization Gaining Steam on Private Campuses?

Following last year’s NYU vote, graduate assistants at Yale and other private universities are looking to organize, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

May 13, 2014

Becoming a Catalyst for Greater Diversity in Science

Having overcome negative assumptions about his own academic capabilities, today Mark Richards broadens opportunities for students of all backgrounds.

May 12, 2014

New DHS Rule Would Allow Some H-1B Spouses to Work

Under the new regulations, spouses of H-1B workers would be permitted to work while the H-1B visa holder applies for permanent residency.

May 12, 2014

Parity May Not Equal Equality

An engineering college finds that equal representation doesn't ensure equal roles.


May 09, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 9 May 2014

More misconduct … still more misconduct … samples, MERS, and authorship … saving NASA programs … animal-rights conflicts (and agreements).

May 08, 2014

A Ph.D., and the Olympic Games

While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

May 07, 2014

Many Strikes, Never Out

NIH's new policy on grant-proposal "amendments" should relieve some anxiety, but ultimately the change may not make much of a difference.

Taken for Granted
May 06, 2014

Use of Adjuncts Grows—in South Korea

The number of contingent appointments in South Korea has increased by 14% since 2010, according to a study.

May 05, 2014

Amy Robinson, Creative Director

As creative director in an MIT lab and a Nature-paper co-author without a degree, Amy Robinson embodies the changes occurring in science right now.

May 05, 2014

Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

May 02, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 2 May 2014

Misconduct squared … a new cruise ship for colder climes … male scent messes up science … two TV science advisers … curiosity and careers … Teitelbaum's new book.

Taken for Granted
May 01, 2014

Coming to America

Why do students and postdocs from abroad choose the United States to work and study?

April 30, 2014

Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.