books, academia
Image of the Day: Protector
Image of the Day: Protector
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
A newly described parasitic wasp is named after Daenerys Targaryen from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and TV show Game of Thrones.
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal
USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018
An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Power of Rare</em>
Book Excerpt from The Power of Rare
Victoria Jackson, Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018
In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.
Study: Winning an Early-Career Research Grant Begets More Funding
Study: Winning an Early-Career Research Grant Begets More Funding
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2018
The relationship is independent of grantees’ scientific accomplishments.
Sexual Misconduct by Staff Widespread at UK Universities: Report
Sexual Misconduct by Staff Widespread at UK Universities: Report
Diana Kwon | Apr 3, 2018
In a survey of more than 1,000 current and former students, 41 percent indicate experiences with faculty and other employees ranging from sexualized comments to rape.
Canadian Scientists Least Likely to Share Data: Survey
Canadian Scientists Least Likely to Share Data: Survey
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2018
Americans and Australians aren’t far behind, according to a questionnaire of researchers.
A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Madness
A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Madness
Barbara Lipska with Elaine McArdle | Apr 1, 2018
After I was diagnosed with brain cancer and started to lose my mental health, the importance of my job came into clear focus.
Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI
Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2018
The specific reason for Thomas Jessell’s dismissal has not been disclosed.