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Star Scientists Align

By | December 3, 2013

While scientific output has suffered in evolutionary biology departments, individual researchers are churning out more than ever, thanks in part to geographically distant collaborations.

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Industry Funds Limit Freedom: Report

By | November 27, 2013

A report by a Canadian organization finds that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.  

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Public View of Science in EU

By | November 18, 2013

A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.

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Week in Review: October 14–18

By | October 18, 2013

Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends

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Opinion: The Best Projects Are Least Obvious

By | September 25, 2013

Today’s technologies have opened all sorts of experimental avenues. Deciding which questions are best to pursue requires a certain degree of restraint.

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Opinion: Reasons for the R&D Crisis

By | September 23, 2013

Response to an opinion in The Scientist charting current pitfalls in translational research

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MIT Provost Steps Down

By | September 18, 2013

Chris Kaiser, a molecular biologist, leaves his administrative post to return to research and teaching.

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Off the Track

By | September 9, 2013

An eight-year study finds freshman benefit more from adjunct-taught classes than those led by faculty in the tenure system.

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Week in Review: September 2–6

By | September 6, 2013

More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire

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Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars

By | September 4, 2013

Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics

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