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Battle for German Brains

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Amid tight academic job market in the U.S., Germany pushes Ph.D. students to get postdocs in America -- then to come home and promote change.

Why They Chose STEM

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Survey finds that male and female college students pursue science and technology degrees for different reasons -- and they agree that K-12 preparation should be improved.

Retractions on the Rise

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High profile journals appear to have the greatest number of papers that are withdrawn.

Revised Rules on Financial Conflicts

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U.S. issues final regulations to increase requirements on researchers and universities to report and eliminate conflicts of interest; standards eased slightly from 2010 proposal.

Parity in STEM Faculty

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At community colleges, there is no gender gap among science and technology faculty. And study finds that women teaching in the sector are happy.

Trusting the Amateurs

Job interviewers often avoid asking questions about candidates' areas of expertise out of fear of “discriminating.” What’s wrong with discrimination? asks Mikita Brottman.

Beyond Consanguinity

A department chairman recounts the many ways that nepotism and conflicts of Interest can interfere with the faculty hiring and promotion process.

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