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Study says when it comes to everyday mentoring and training in the sciences, postdocs are the new PIs

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Study says that when it comes to everyday mentoring and training in the sciences, postdocs are the new PIs.

New paper says deaths of star scientists often benefit their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas

New paper says the death of star scientists often benefits their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas.

How a rare plant could cost two professors their careers

How this rare plant could cost two long-serving Miami U professors their careers.

Study says "tension" between graduate training in research and teaching is false and that teaching training may build research output

New study says "tension" between graduate training in research and teaching is false and that teaching training may actually build research confidence and output.

New novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least

A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.

March for Science participants say why they rallied

Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials create new political debates over fetal tissue research

Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.

Just how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors?

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

In wake of controversy over Harvard dissertation on race and IQ, scrutiny for Michigan State researcher

Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

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