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    Historias con Ciencia

    The Spanish National Museum for Science and Technology in Madrid has just launched its first amateur competition for short films on scientific issues, called Historias con Ciencia. The films must focus on the problems and positives associated with at least one of the scientific advances and challenges listed in the announcement: intelligent houses… Read More
  • Help Us Stay Informed

    We want to make the Science Careers blog the best source extant of up-to-the-minute information on scientific careers–but we need your help. Find something interesting and career-related online? Something going on at your institution that the larger scientific community might be interested in? Recent job-market trends in your region (or natio… Read More
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    Never Ask a Barber if He Thinks You Need a Haircut

    They’ve been having some fun over at the Science Careers Forum as forum host and moderator Dave Jensen hosted a "cowboy wisdom" contest. He posted a list of aphorisms and asked posters to choose one (or more) and apply it to careers. Several of the entries were pretty good, but this one (by poster "Ken") Read More
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    EUREKA! NIH Grants for Innovative Research

    In the recently updated guide in Science Careers on getting an R01 grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH), we noted the rewards and risks of proposing particularly innovative research in your R01 grant application. The same week our R01 guide appeared, NIH issued a new request for applications called "EUREKA     (Exceptional… Read More
  • From Rock Star to Astrophysicist

    Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen, has submitted his Ph.D. dissertation, according to Reuters. Hat tip: We’ve been following May’s science career for a few months now, but learned about this latest development on Slashdot. Read More
  • A New Report on Educational Trends

    The Institute for Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education, has released its Digest of Education Statistics, 2006, a compilation of statistical information covering American education from pre-K through graduate school. Among the bits potentially interesting to Science Careers readers are these: * Bachelor’s degrees in the… Read More
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    Off-Shoring America’s Universities

    Today, the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology held the second in a series of hearings on off-shoring–the movement of U.S. science and technology jobs overseas. But the focus of this hearing was different from many others: it focused on American universities opening campuses off-shore. "As an increasing number of American univ… Read More
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    Get it Moving

    Europe has long been keen to promote the mobility of its students and workers in science and technology and to attract foreign talent. A recent report from Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, suggests that many Europeans prefer to stay at home. Looking at 2004 figures on tertiary (post-graduate) science students in the… Read More
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    Political Scientists Learn to Like Collaboration

    In the life and physical sciences, researchers learn early the virtues of collaboration. The sharing of authorship among a team of researchers is commonplace (if imperfect). Writing in Inside Higher Education, Scott Jaschikin says that in the social sciences and humanities scientific articles are more likely to have a single author. Political scien… Read More
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    Clinton’s Chief Economist Tells “How to Get Fewer Scientists”

    When you start seeing terms like "postdoc" on the Washington Post opinion pages, perhaps the concerns of early-career scientists are beginning to get traction among policy makers.  In today’s Washington Post, economist Gene Sperling takes President Bush to task for a threatened veto of a proposed increase the National Institute… Read More