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    November 17, 2015

    When women are missing from peer review

    At one journal, most editors and reviewers are male, but numbers of female editors and reviewers are increasing

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 04, 2015

    Uncle Sam may want you

    Prestigious awards highlight the wide range of science-based opportunities in federal service.

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 13, 2015

    Avoiding fake journals and judging the work in real ones

    Solutions are needed for handling the growing scientific literature, both legitimate and not

    October 12, 2015

    How to win a Nobel Prize

    A former member of the chemistry prize selection committee discusses the process

    October 07, 2015

    A new kind of visa ‘creativity’

    Recent cases of H-1B visa abuse in academe could indicate a growing trend

    October 01, 2015

    How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

    A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 17, 2015

    Keeping adjuncts’ job agreements on track

    Tenure-track faculty members at Eastern Illinois University have taken a bold and generous step to express solidarity with their adjunct colleagues.

    August 14, 2015

    A guide for the perplexed

    A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.