Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.

COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.

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Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena | Jul 1, 2020
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2020
Early career researchers face unique challenges when a senior collaborator becomes embroiled in allegations of scientific malpractice.
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Speaking a common language is key to a well-integrated team, but guidance is sparse on what—if anything—principal investigators should do about it.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 28, 2019
For many, it’s not a question of when senior academics should leave their posts, it’s about how to distribute scarce resources such as grants and faculty positions more fairly.
The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Dec 31, 2018
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
Examining Grad Student Mental Health
Examining Grad Student Mental Health
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2018
Some academic institutions are beginning to complement the work of student organizations in addressing mental health problems in graduate school.
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic WasteLife Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 31, 2018
Across the US, laboratories are finding creative ways to minimize the amount of plastic they throw away.