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July 24, 2014

Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

July 21, 2014

Happy Thoughts May Help Postdocs Handle Stress

An article in the journal Stress and Health is one of the first to study the mental health of postdocs.

July 15, 2014

Investigating Research Crimes

As an institution’s chief detective for enforcing research ethics, the research integrity officer must blend investigative, bureaucratic, and scientific skills.

July 11, 2014

What Are You Likely to Do With That Major?

A data visualization tool from the U.S. Census Bureau connects college majors to the occupational groups they populate.

Taken for Granted
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.

Taken for Granted
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 02, 2014

The Virtues of Virtual Panels

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

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 24, 2014

Dual-Career Couples at ESOF

In Europe, attitudes toward dual-career couples are different than in the United States, so plan accordingly.

June 23, 2014

Brewing Up a Career

Protein engineer Jasper Akerboom left his job at Janelia Farm to pursue a career as a brewmeister.

June 19, 2014

Don’t Crash and Burn at Your Job Interview

To win the job interview, answer the questions, make your interviewer feel good about you, and avoid making major mistakes.

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.

Taken for Granted
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 16, 2014

Studying Human-Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research

Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist, has spent her career doing both basic and applied research in the technology industry.

June 16, 2014

Postdoc Love at Whitehead

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research postdocs get some love—including some glamorous marketing online.

June 13, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 13 June 2014

Rat regret … a shortage of physician-scientists … congressional meddling … the latest on STAP … Working Life

June 13, 2014

The Fun of Science

A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.

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 12, 2014

Tim Hunt

Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.