Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM

The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.

The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.

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Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Andrey Andreev, Barbara Perry | Jul 15, 2021
Disconnects between end users and architects create additional costs and suboptimal design decisions. Here’s how to rectify that.
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
After resigning from the University of New England last year, Geoffrey Bove continues to study the effects of massage on rats in a facility he set up in his house.
<em>Real Life</em> TS Book Club Discussion
Real Life TS Book Club Discussion
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 23, 2021
Join The Scientist on May 21 to discuss Brandon Taylor’s novel about a biochemistry graduate student navigating relationships inside and outside the lab.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
In COVID-19&ndash;Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2020
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
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.
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Amanda Heidt | Jun 23, 2020
The executive order introduces new measures to curb international competition for US jobs, including highly skilled positions in research and academia.
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
Diana Kwon | Jun 4, 2020
Many colleges and universities across the US have lost millions of dollars in revenue due to COVID-19.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 23, 2020
Kennedy, who succumbed to COVID-19, served as commissioner of the FDA and editor-in-chief of Science, and is credited with helping to transform Stanford into a top research university.
Furloughs and Pay Cuts Announced for U of Arizona Employees
Furloughs and Pay Cuts Announced for U of Arizona Employees
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020
The measures are an attempt to mitigate an “extreme financial crisis” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university says.
Opinion: Lab Work Under Isolation
Opinion: Lab Work Under Isolation
Kate Adamala | Apr 9, 2020
Here’s how my group put our research on pause and how we’ve continued our work from home.
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Amy Schleunes | Mar 26, 2020
Graduate students and postdocs are left wondering about the implications for their academic careers.