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July 11, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 11 July 2014

NCATS success … Scripps merger talks end … good news and bad news in India … clandestine review ring revealed … brain boycott … early independence … HIV/AIDS

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July 10, 2014

Should Science Students Study Gender?

In Academe, Carol Colatrella argues that scientists can benefit from more insight into how gender impacts professional interactions and career outcomes.

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July 09, 2014

The Landmark Patrick Harran Case Ends Inconclusively

The legal struggle arising from the death of Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji leaves a major question unresolved.

July 07, 2014

At Lindau Meeting, Women Outnumber Men

At this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, a milestone.

June 30, 2014

A Resource to Raise Women's Visibility

AcademiaNet aims to raise the profile of Europe’s top women scholars.

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June 20, 2014

Settlement Announced in Patrick Harran Criminal Case

After 5 years, a settlement is reached in a case in which a young chemist lost her life in a laboratory fire.

June 18, 2014

A Bargain at the Price

A presidential team hopes to make a point about salary inequity in academe.

June 17, 2014

What Works to Increase Diversity

To increase diversity at your institution, analyze your performance, and make diversity a priority, a new study suggests.

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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.

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 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 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

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.

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June 05, 2014

Data and Politics

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

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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 04, 2014

Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

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

May 29, 2014

In Japan, Seeking More Jobs for “Posudoku”

According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.

May 23, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 23 May 2014

Replicating Meyerhoff … delaying the FIRST Act … Dance Your Ph.D. … science of inequality … inequality in science … replication woes … Working Life

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

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.