Research

Telling Postdocs About Tenure

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Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

The Joy of Stacks

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While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

Patenting Research Just Got Harder

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Supreme Court ruling expands studies that can legally be done using products of others' intellectual property.

Anti-Aging Doctors Sue Professors

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$240 million sought in case that some see as attack on scholars who speak out on their areas of expertise.

'Science Under Siege'

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Throughout the Bush administration, the president's policies have been criticized by many scientists. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a new and harsh analysis of those policies.

House Holds Firm on Tight Budget

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In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

Never Mind

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Anthropologists rescind 2002 report on alleged research misconduct and 1919 censure of Franz Boas.

Blacklisted Professors

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What's it like to have your projects singled out to lose money in a U.S. House vote? Two researchers explain what their work is really about.

8 Top Universities Plan Global 'Partnership'

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Some of the world's leading research universities plan a new cooperative venture in which they will share faculty members and students and build what its leaders call a "global partnership."

Details about the arrangement are vague -- so vague, in fact, that officials at the two American institutions planning to be involved, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, aren't ready to talk about it yet.

Women, Minorities and the Sciences

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Study finds National Science Foundation programs have made a difference, but urges focus on community colleges.

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