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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.

Big City Dreams

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Competition in response to mayor's call for a high-tech campus to spur economic activity shows strategic view of higher education and New York City.

Retractions on the Rise

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High profile journals appear to have the greatest number of papers that are withdrawn.

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.

Romance vs. STEM

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A focus on love decreases the interest of college-age women (but not men) in math and science fields, study finds.

Fall From Grace

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After months of tension, tenured religion professor -- who wrote about challenges science poses to literal reading of Genesis -- leaves Calvin College.

'Global Warming and Political Intimidation'

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In the late 1990s, Raymond Bradley, a climatologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, collaborated with two researchers on a pair of studies that altered the dialogue on climate change. The studies, a collaboration between Bradley, a geophysicist named Michael Mann (then finishing up his Ph.D. at Yale University) and University of Arizona climatologist Malcolm Hughes, presented evidence of global climate change over the past millennium and set off a political firestorm.

New Breed of Vet School?

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Lincoln Memorial plans to enter field with very few institutions, and to offer six-year bachelor's/D.V.M. option.

Picking a Postdoc Post

Douglas Natelson suggests approaches in the physical sciences.

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