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    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    September 16, 2014

    Overwintering, part 3: The sun returns

    High winds and cold temperatures complicate the work of a meteorologist overwintering at the research base Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica.

    September 15, 2014

    Following the (NIH) money

    An interactive graphic from NPR shows that while most institutions have seen their NIH funding fall, a few have thrived during the downturn.

    September 12, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 12 September 2014

    Lasker awards … Are clinical trial results unreliable? … NSF rotator fired for political activity circa 1980 … reviews of STAP-cell paper were critical … Working Life.

    September 12, 2014

    Multicultural Relationships: Working Across Industries

    Researchers share their advice on collaborating with colleagues in different work environments.

    September 11, 2014

    The career I dreamed of?

    Gale Rhodes could never have envisioned the career he's had, but he's happy with the way things turned out.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    September 09, 2014

    Is abuse a part of medicine’s hidden curriculum?

    Surveys of medical students and residents consistently find that substantial fractions are subject to abuse, perhaps as part of the profession’s “hidden curriculum.”

    September 08, 2014

    The joys and hazards of fieldwork

    Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.

    September 05, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 5 September 2014

    Relief at NASA … RIKEN layoffs… profiting from avian flu … modeling Ebola … risky research… Working Life … the coffee genome.

    September 04, 2014

    Reviewing the reviewers

    A new study shows that women get more positive comments about their grant applications than men do.

    September 04, 2014

    Practical steps to make lab workers safer

    A new National Academies report examines why many universities lack adequate safety cultures and how to bring about improvement.

    September 03, 2014

    The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists

    Here’s everything you need to know to get started in one of the few nontraditional careers Ph.D. scientists can pursue without additional training.

    September 02, 2014

    September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month

    NIH orders its intramural labs to examine their biosafety policies and procedures and encourages its grantees to do likewise.

    August 29, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 29 August 2014

    Corruption in China … Why was James Doyle fired? … STAP replication fails. … Null studies aren’t submitted. … Ebola takes the lives of Science co-authors.

    August 29, 2014

    The state(s) R&D is in

    Science jobs are concentrated in areas where R&D spending is highest—and R&D spending is concentrated in just a few areas.

    August 28, 2014

    Getting hired at a liberal arts college

    Serious but accessible research and an ability to inspire younger students are among the keys to getting hired at an undergraduate-focused institution.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    August 26, 2014

    Fighting to study physics

    After being rejected, a blind student wins admission to the physics program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

    August 25, 2014

    Is ResearchGate Facebook for science?

    The recent growth of the social network and its apparent utility for users suggest that it’s the leading contender to become science’s ubiquitous social network.

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