Scientific workforce and policy (select clips):

A wave of graduate programs drops the GRE application requirement

Why some climate scientists are saying no to flying

In a first, U.S. private sector employs nearly as many Ph.D.s as schools do

Our reporter was a data point in a study of scientific careers. She and others have questions

Are conferences providing enough child care support? We decided to find out

Academic culture and training (select clips):

Want to become a better mentor? Ask for anonymous feedback

What matters in a Ph.D. adviser? Here’s what the research says

How mindfulness can help Ph.D. students deal with mental health challenges

It’s OK to push back on your Ph.D. adviser

A sense of belonging matters. That’s why academic culture needs to change

Career planning (select clips):

Think you can’t negotiate your job offer or postdoc position? Think again

Like virtual reality for careers: A new online resource helps scientists explore job options

Cities offer great postdoc opportunities—but make sure you factor in the cost of living

How Silicon Valley design principles can help you pick your post-Ph.D. path

Want to avoid a ‘default postdoc’? Try an internship

Diversity and inclusion (select clips):

Racial and gender biases plague postdoc hiring

Scientists’ grant writing styles vary by gender. That can lead to bias

Publication history helps explain racial disparity in NIH funding

NSF moves to pilot LGBT questions on national workforce surveys

When you’re the only woman: The challenges for female Ph.D. students in male-dominated cohorts

Male scientists are far more likely to be referred to by their last names, impacting status and awards

What does a scientist look like? Children are drawing women more than ever before

STEM is losing male LGBQ undergrads

Other science stories (select clips):

Yelling, cursing less likely to break out in operating rooms when female surgeons are present

Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

Toxic toads could devastate Madagascar’s biodiversity

The Great Barrier Reef has had five near-death experiences in the past 30,000 years

Rise and fall of Roman Empire exposed in Greenland ice samples

Salmon spawn fierce debate over protecting endangered species, thanks to a single gene

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Fake news spreads faster than true news on Twitter—thanks to people, not bots

Picasso painted over another artist’s work—and then over his own, new imaging reveals

Millions of Americans drink potentially unsafe tap water. How does your county stack up?

Could woodpeckers teach the NFL how to prevent brain injuries?

A solar shield could save us from climate change. But its sudden collapse would doom the planet

Want environmentally-friendly beef? United States would have to cut production in half

What would happen if all Americans went vegan?

Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed

Ravens remember people who suckered them into an unfair deal