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    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 16, 2015

    Multiferroics and me

    Nicola Spaldin pioneered a revolution in the field of multiferroics by pursuing her “most interesting question,” no matter the odds.

    June 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    June 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    May 27, 2015

    All in the family

    Husband-and-wife chemists discuss working with a spouse and the role of gender and family in an academic career.

    May 26, 2015

    Report: U.K. postdocs need more skills

    U.K. scientists—especially postdocs—lack interdisciplinary, statistical, and computational skills that are needed within the U.K. biology and bioscience community, a report says.

    May 26, 2015

    A doctoral defense delayed by injustice—for 77 years

    Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport received her doctorate at age 102, many years after submitting her dissertation.

    May 20, 2015

    Understanding the science policy landscape

    Young scientists who wish to influence government policy must become familiar with where and how policy advice is given.

    May 14, 2015

    Give industry managers what they want

    Here are some of the tools that you need to show you can deliver what industry requires.

    May 11, 2015

    Should I sue?

    A soft-money professor encounters interference from a department chair; does a lawsuit make sense?

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    May 05, 2015

    Economists: H-1B visas suppress wages

    A new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.

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