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A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.
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.
Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.
New online tools are making it easier for scientists to share data and other resources.
A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.
For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.
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
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.
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.
Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.
Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.
An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.
STAP cell retraction … citizen scientists get a spaceship … China embraces Western values … physicists rain on neuroscientists’ parade … an interview with NSF’s new director.
Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.
The Job Market
Scientist-investigators at the U.S. Office of Research Integrity are on the front lines of the war to protect the scientific literature.
Meteorologist Elena Stautzebach will spend more than a year at the German research base Neumayer-Station III, in Antarctica.