Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

Satisfied Academics

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Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

'Physics for Future Presidents'

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Looking for a gift for Barack Obama or John McCain? Richard A. Muller's new book might help them (and the rest of us if they read it). Muller, a physics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has written Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines (Norton). Muller also teaches a course with the same name.

Push to Protect Researchers From Attacks

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California lawmakers move to enact new protections for scientists facing harassment and worse from animal rights extremists.

Who Produces Black Ph.D.'s?

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Black students have their choice of college in a way that was not nearly as true decades ago, a fact borne out by the numbers: In 2006, one in five African American bachelor's degree recipients earned their diplomas from historically black colleges and universities, compared to well over a third in 1977.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom on STEM Supply

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President’s advisory panel on science and technology hears suggestion that there is no shortage, just an expected cycle.

More Scrutiny on Conflicts of Interest

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Senator releases documents suggesting that Emory professor failed to report more than $1.2 million in payments from drug companies -- violating U.S. and university rules.

Defending the Fruit Flies from Sarah Palin

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The Republican campaign has moved beyond mocking research on bear DNA to attacking a new research earmark -- and some scientists have had enough.

New Push on Producing Science and Math Teachers

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Almost 80 public universities commit to working within their states to boost the number of K-12 educators in critical subject areas.

U.S. Science is Lagging Internationally -- But How, Exactly?

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Many countries are outpacing the United States in producing natural scientists and engineers -- but most are doing so because they're graduating more people, period, study finds.

Manna From Heaven (er, Washington)

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House economic stimulus package would provide as much as $20 billion for students, $8 billion for scientific research, $9 billion for academic facilities, and $39 billion for states to soften blow of education budget cuts.

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