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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.

For Fairness

The US National Institutes of Health is working to make peer review fair, says Richard Nakamura, the director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Where Are They Now?

The immunology department at the University of Toronto surveyed its graduates to determine the career paths they are following.

Moving On and Up?

Moving to a more elite institution doesn't increase scientific performance, a new study finds.

At her blog, NIH's Sally Rockey highlights programs for new investigators.

A new report says more graduate students are coming from India.

Try, Try, Try Again

The US National Institutes of Health alters its application submission policy.

Funds for Tenure

An anonymous academic argues in the Guardian that biases in the grant review and related processes make it difficult for women to get promoted.

Scope of the Field

Where do nonacademic STEM PhDs work?

The Other Path

A column at the Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on how to tell your advisor that you're not interested in staying in academia.

To get out of a career that feels stagnant, think about what you really want.

Mistakes Happen

Transparency and honesty are key traits for surviving a retraction, Nature Jobs writes.

All in the Rate

Sally Rockey talks success, award, and funding rates at her blog.

A Place to Explore

Nobel Prize-winner Sydney Brenner discusses the current scientific research environment, and says that there's little room for exploration any more.

All in a Big Name

A column in the Guardian calls for an end to academic hero-worshipping.

Survey indicates that researchers' journal article consumption is leveling off.

Early-career scientists may suffer if they chose not to pursue publications in big-name journals.

A study suggests that percentile rankings given to grants are not good predictors of impact.

Hazards to Avoid

Established genomics investigators offer tips for new researchers to keep their careers on track.

A study indicates that including women on organizing committees leads to more diverse speaker lineups.

Diverse Sciences

Bridge programs, like one program between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, aim to diversify the sciences.

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Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.

Researchers were among those who marched in London this weekend to call for another vote on Brexit.

Duke has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its handling of data falsified by biologist Erin Potts-Kant. 

In PLOS this week: genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity, a germline variant in the cell adhesion molecule-coding gene DSCAM, and more.