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July 18, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 18 July 2014

CDC lapses … science publishing’s 1%… good news for WIMPs … sexual harassment and worse in fieldwork … a radical peer-review experiment.

July 17, 2014

Tell the Negative Committee to Shut Up

An MIT postdoc tells the negative committee to sit down and shut up.

July 17, 2014

Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

July 16, 2014

Telephone Technique, Part One

Professional-level telephone technique can get you hired.

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 08, 2014

A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

July 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 4 July 2014

Debunking Egyptian pseudoscience … lots of STEM grads … vampire squirrels with fluffy tails … problems with external motivation … Working Life

July 03, 2014

The World’s Most Comprehensive Resource for Scientists Transitioning to Industry

If you’re pursuing a career in industry, you should read this.

July 02, 2014

The Virtues of Virtual Panels

They’re not perfect, but remote review panels work, and they facilitate broader involvement in peer review.

July 01, 2014

Q&A: Life After a Ph.D.

At ESOF 2014, two career sessions organized by an emerging initiative explored the career-support needs of Ph.D.-holders.

June 30, 2014

Elite Male Faculty Employ Fewer Women

Elite male scientists trail both elite women and non-elite men in hiring female graduate students and postdocs.

June 27, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 27 June 2014

The dangers of stress ... more science and math in schools ... the 2014 Longitude Prize ... Job cuts at CSIRO ... Brewing a career

June 26, 2014

How to Talk to Kids About Science

Our columnist offers advice on presenting your work to the most difficult audience there is: children.

June 20, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 20 June 2014

More on the STAP cell case ... aggressive spiders ... Working Life ... NIH Bear ...

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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.