TS Picks: December 14, 2015

New PhDs boost economy; Dutch universities strike open-access deal with Elsevier; #scibucketlist

Tracy Vence
Dec 14, 2015

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  • In addition to tracking the earnings of new PhDs in the Midwest, Bruce Weinberg of Ohio State University and his collaborators have shown “the clear value of the investments in higher education made through state universities and by other institutions of higher learning as a whole,” James Batteas, a chemist at Texas A&M University who was not part of the study, told Chemical & Engineering News. “While the links we found are not causal, this work is a first step toward describing the connection between research funding and the economy,” Julia Lane, an economist at New York University who led the study, said in a press release.
     
  • Can you imagine the perfect field expedition or wet-lab experiment? On Twitter, researchers have been sharing their #scibucketlist items. Last week (December 12), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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