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The Atlantic examines whether historically black colleges and universities bolster minority representation in the sciences.

Articles resulting from international collaborations are published in higher-profile journals and are cited more often.

Hard Work, Low Pay

A new report examines the situation faced by postdoctoral researchers.

Drawing on two recent reports, a Nature editorial highlights the plight of the postdoc.

At his blog, Anthony Fejes offers some advice to aspiring bioinformaticians.

Other Perspectives

There's a push to get more women, and more viewpoints, into science, National Geographic reports.

Academic Image

An op-ed argues that academic science has left its sexist past behind, but some take issue with the authors' assumptions and conclusions.

There are different types of jobs in academia, but you have to figure out which is right for you.

Which Way to Lean?

Some people tell women in STEM fields to 'lean in,' but some women say that style isn't for them, as NPR reports.

A report finds the women are underrepresented in biotech executive positions.

More highly cited papers are appearing in non-elite journals, according to an analysis by Google.

FierceBiotech names its top women in the field for 2014.

A flood of postdocs is straining the scientific workforce training system, leaving a limited number of job opportunities at the end.

The Times Higher Education presents its global university rankings.

After the Postdoc

There are more postdocs in training than academic slots for them to fill, NPR reports.

A postdoc describes the stages of grant rejection.

It's the Environment

A survey finds that women leave engineering jobs due to the environment in the office.

Just Start

A blogger offer tips on how to make the leap to leave academia.

NIH is moving on efforts to address biomedical workforce needs.

Data from the US Census Bureau indicates that many people with STEM bachelor's degrees work outside STEM fields.

To find a good adviser, search for one who is interested in your career.

A survey appearing in PLOS One examines prevalence of sexual harassment, assault at field sites.

Meeting the Numbers

More US students appear to be pursuing STEM degrees.

To increase diversity in the STEM fields, a pair of researchers examines leaks in the pipeline.

All in the Mentoring

Scientific mentors should not only teach how to conduct research projects but also expose trainees to various career paths.

Pages

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.