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Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2018
Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.
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
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
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
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
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2018
Americans and Australians aren’t far behind, according to a questionnaire of researchers.
Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2018
The specific reason for Thomas Jessell’s dismissal has not been disclosed.
How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2018
In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.
UK Academics Strike Amid Pension Dispute
Diana Kwon | Feb 22, 2018
More than 40,000 research staff and lecturers are expected to walk out in 14 days of protests.