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    Rising Job Prospects in U.K. Companies

    In their latest sampling of U.K. industry, released today, business lobbying organization CBI and recruitment specialists Harvey Nash have found a cautious but continuing trend toward growing employment, with job prospects looking especially good for highly-trained people and college graduates. Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    A Facebook Furor

    Being a serious scientific publication, we resisted commenting when we saw heated discussion in the blogosphere (link not suitable for work) about the unfortunate observation that University of Chicago evolutionary biologist and neurobiologist Dario Maestripieri posted on Facebook. But now that Inside Higher Ed has reported on the resulting “ Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Fact-Checking Obama on Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    People will probably remember the second Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, held on 18 October, mostly for moderator Candy Crowley’s dramatic correction of a statement by Romney and for Romney’s odd image or “binders full of women.”  But buried in the wrangling over tax plans, h… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    The Law of Unintended Consequences

    The death of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania on 14 October, at the age of 82, has occasioned widespread mourning in the biomedical community, as our colleague Jocelyn Kaiser notes on our sister blog.  “I am greatly saddened by the death of [this] towering champion of biomedical research and of the mission of the National… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Proposed Law Would Require Institutions to Disclose Alumni Outcomes

    We at Science Careers have long urged graduate programs to track and make public their graduates’ and postdocs’ career outcomes so that people considering Ph.D. programs and postdoc appointments can make informed choices. Recent studies from the National Academies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) include similar recommen… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    The Sweetest Way to Improve Your Nobel Chances?

    Winning the Nobel Prize must be a very sweet experience.  But the connection between sweetness and science’s highest accolade is closer than that, according to an (apparently serious) note in the  New England Journal of Medicine that found a “powerful correlation” between the number of Nobel Prizes a country wins and how… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Harran Preliminary Hearing Delayed Until November

    Initially scheduled for today, the preliminary hearing for Patrick Harran on charges relating to the death of Sheri Sangji has been delayed until November 16, reports the Westwood-Century City Patch. This delay was expected, we are reliably told, because Harran’s legal team has filed a number of motions in advance of the hearing that req… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    The World Champion of Fraud

    When the Nobel Prize committee announces this year’s winners of science’s highest accolade, one category they’ll omit will be research fraud. But were there a prize for scientific malfeasance, the top contender would doubtlessly be Japanese anesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii, formerly of Toho University in Tokyo. “Perhaps the… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Film Chronicles the Tragic Life and Career of a Genius and War Hero

    British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the pivotal scientific figures of the 20th century, with an influence on daily life that today continues to grow around the world. In the 1930s, Turing did work fundamental to modern computers. During World War II, he led the team of code breakers at Bletchley Park, Britain’s… Read More