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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 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 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

Knocking HIV on the Head

Australian postdoc Lachlan Gray is working at the crossroads of virology and neurology to combat HIV brain infection.

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 07, 2014

At Lindau Meeting, Women Outnumber Men

At this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, a milestone.

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 30, 2014

A Resource to Raise Women's Visibility

AcademiaNet aims to raise the profile of Europe’s top women scholars.

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 25, 2014

What’s Your Science Degree Worth?

Yes, a new study says, going to college does make financial sense—especially if you major in a STEM field (or business).

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 19, 2014

What it Takes

A new tool shows that the most important factors for career success are only weakly connected to doing good science.

June 18, 2014

A Bargain at the Price

A presidential team hopes to make a point about salary inequity in academe.