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A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.
Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.
Science and society are paying a high price for the intense pressure that scientists are under.
The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.
A political economist at King's College London writes that in employment terms, academe is similar to drug cartels.
Jacquiline Romero, who is now a postdoc, says that graduate school is the best time for an aspiring scientist to have a baby.
The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.
Being a postdoc, says our Experimental Error columnist, has advantages and disadvantages.
Yes, it is possible to have a satisfying career focused mainly on college teaching.
At the moment Maria Fadri-Moskwik decided to become a scientist, she was strapped to a human hamster wheel.
Both Chinese scientists and foreign academics are discovering China to be an enticing place to build their scientific careers.
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Africa will need lots of Ph.D. scholars to carry out its planned expansion of higher education.
Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.
The euphoria of discovery and the knowledge that your discoveries may help someone provide sufficient motivation to keep pushing forward.
The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.
A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.
For Indian scientists returning home after training in the West, things have never been better, but getting research done in India is no picnic.
Big data is good for research, but incentives in academia—including salaries—need to be brought in line.
As the tenure track shrinks, more and more teaching—including in STEM fields—is done by "off-track," low-paid, contingent faculty.
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