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.
At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.
Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.
The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.
Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.
A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.
Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.
Bitesize Bio offers some tips to make PubMed searches more efficient.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals comes out on top of Science Careers' ranking of best biotech and pharma employers.
A researcher recounts in Science how she got her career off the ground.
Bitesize Bio offers some word of wisdom for designing a new lab.
A study finds that some women choose science majors later in their college careers.
The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.
Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.
Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.
The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.
A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.
Two life science groups examine the state of the industry in California in a new report.
You are going to devote years to it, so Bitesize Bio offers a number of points to consider when choosing your PhD topic.
Bitesize Bio's Norma Browne gives tips for making it through the first few days of grad school.
A new labor law may lead postdoctoral researchers to either earn overtime or receive a salary bump.
Postdocs working at the Spanish National Research Council have sued for open-ended contracts, but the council is pushing back, according to ScienceInsider.
Nature Jobs says to show you care about the work when potential employers ask you why you want to work there.
A researcher and entrepreneur writes that approaches that startups take can also help researchers identify real-world problems to study.
The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.
The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.
News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.