A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for changing metrics to make STEM graduate school more student-centered, according to Science.
Two postdocs and a PhD hosted a panel discussion at Memorial Sloan Kettering on career advancement in science and what researchers can expect when they leave the lab.
An analysis of speakers at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting finds that women are less likely to be invited to talk, according to the Guardian.
An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.
NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.
At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.
Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.
A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.
A proposal to tax students' tuition waivers no longer appears in the US tax bill, Vox reports.
PhD training imparts professional skills that are important in a range of careers, Science Careers reports.
A part of the proposed tax bill in the US could make tuition waivers taxable, Vox reports.
The New York Times reports that only a subset of STEM worker are in demand.
US News & World Report says students pursuing STEM degrees should consider what they are getting into.
New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.
A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.
Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.
CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.
Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.
Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.
Postdocs supported by external funding are less likely to have access to paid parental leave, Nature News reports.
The US National Institutes of Health's new plan will bolster support for early- and mid-career investigators.
Steven Hyman writes at Nature News that staff scientists could help research institutions take on ambitious research projects.
The NIH proposes using a Grant Support Index to limit the total amount of grant support any one principal investigator can have.
A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US.
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports.
Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.