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    New Survey Reveals Trends Among Those with Physics Bachelor’s

    The American Institute of Physics (AIP) last week released its annual survey of employment trends among recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in physics. The survey consists of responses from nearly 12,000 graduates from the classes of 2009 and 2010. The results show that the following year 60% of them were enrolled in grad… Read More
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    Biologist Amy Bishop Pleads Guilty to Murder, Receives Life Sentence

    Amy Bishop, formerly a biologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, pleaded guilty today in a Huntsville court to one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder in the on-campus shooting deaths of three of her biology department faculty colleagues in February 2010. Under the conditions of the plea, Bishop will… Read More
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    Male Scientists Tend to Favor Work in Work-Life Balance

    A great many studies over the years have looked into how female scientists manage their work-life balance, that is, how they divvy up time for professional and familial commitments. Fewer have focused on how male scientists do the same. A new survey presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting last week in Denver and repor… Read More
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    Breaking Taboos about Grad Students in Distress

    A couple of weeks ago, current postdoc Micella Phoenix DeWhyse (a pseudonym) contributed an article to Science Careers trying to put into words the overwhelming stress and pressure that so many science grad students face. It was an essay designed to help explain how the graduate experience can take its toll on one’s mental well-bein… Read More
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    Ghost-Written Article at Heart of Pharma Fraud Case

    Last month, the biggest health-care fraud settlement in U.S. history was reached, with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) admitting to federal prosecutors that it essentially paid more than 20 academic researchers to attach their names to a ghost-written article that misrepresented the safety and efficacy of the depression drug Paxil for children. While GSK wil… Read More
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    Phil Mickelson Weighs in on STEM Training

    On CNN this morning, golfer Phil Mickelson swung by the set of the morning news program Starting Point to talk about the supposed need to train more American students in STEM skills. The points he raised were typical: that STEM workers earn more and are hired more frequently than non-STEM peers, and that there are… Read More
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    Female Physician-Researchers Make Less than Their Male Peers

    A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that male physician-researchers out-earn their female colleagues by approximately $12,000 a year, even taking into account factors such as specialty, academic rank, leadership positions held, number and prestige of publications, and research time. A team… Read More
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