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.
A study appearing in PNAS finds that the mean age of the US scientific workforce is increasing.
At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.
Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.
The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.
One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.
In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.