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    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

    February 13, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 13 February 2015

    Funding for quitting … fund geoengineering research, a report says … A little bias goes a long way. … stem-cell penalties and odd collaborations … Why were the earthquake scientists exonerated? … harassing researchers … Working Life.

    February 12, 2015

    Elitism in the academy

    A new study quantifies the challenge of moving up the ladder of institutional prestige.

    February 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    February 05, 2015

    The paradox of job creation

    A reanalysis of an oft-repeated claim highlights the need for better understanding of job creation.

    February 03, 2015

    Workforce ‘smoke and mirrors’ down under

    In Australia, too, prognostications of imminent science-related workforce shortages are unreliable.

    February 03, 2015

    Another funny thing happened on the way to the STEM shortage

    As members of Congress renew the push to raise high-skill immigration quotas, a report predicts a dramatic fall in the wages of new computer science graduates.

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    January 14, 2015

    What happens when you add a lot more STEM majors?

    An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.

    January 09, 2015

    FASEB weighs in on career and budget woes

    A report from the largest biomedical research organization in the nation supports some familiar ideas and proposes a few new ones.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    January 06, 2015

    Making the world better, from industry

    Nicolas Delahaye belongs to a new breed of entrepreneurs, working at big companies and utilizing their resources to advance a social cause.

    December 24, 2014

    Science Careers 2014: The year’s best stories

    The best and most popular stories of the year, as chosen by readers and editors

    December 23, 2014

    Pure, stupid luck

    Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 12, 2014

    Exploring the Frontiers of Science in Western China

    Scientific career opportunities are materializing across China. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the western region.

    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 11, 2014

    The National Academies revisit the postdoc experience

    Implementing the recommendations of the new National Academies report on postdocs is likely to be hard, says Gregory Petsko, the chair of the committee that issued the report.

    December 08, 2014

    Careers in fast-forward, part 3

    NIH seeks new Ph.D. researchers to start independent careers in its intramural labs.

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