Decode DNA, Win a Bitcoin?
February 15, 2018
In January of 2015 during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Nick Goldman issued a challenge: the first person to sequence and decode a sample of Bitcoin-encoded DNA within three years would win an intriguing prize: a bitcoin. So who cracked the code and claimed the prize? A PhD student.

This Country Publishes The Most Scientific Research
February 7, 2018
The National Science Foundation recently published its latest report on research publications across the globe. Find out which country publishes the most scientific research.

Research Prioritized in EU Budget Negotiations
January 30, 2018
The European Commission named research and innovation its top priorities as it begins the negotiations process with member states-minus the UK. How will Brexit make an impact on the Commission's funding priorities? Let's take a closer look.

In the UK, New Rule Will Regulate Salaries of Senior Staff
January 29, 2018
In the wake of the debate over vice-chancellors' salaries' in the UK, the Committee of University Chairs will implement a new rule that will offer some oversight. Let's take a closer look.

South Africa Implements UK PhD Program to Boost University Enrollments
January 25, 2018
South Africa recently completed the first year of a pilot program designed to give disadvantaged students a boost when it comes to applying to college. Let’s take a look at the innovative new program in South Africa designed on the model of the UK’s Brilliant Club.

Do Non-Academic Jobs Offer Greater Satisfaction?
January 19, 2018
The competition is fierce for jobs in academia. Now comes news that not only can going outside of academia lead to a more satisfying career. Read on to find out more about alt-ac and how PhDs are finding fulfillment in and outside the ivory tower.

Is There a Magic Keyword for Job Ads for PhDs?
January 11, 2018
Recent research using machine learning indicates that one keyword may pivotal to revealing a massive “hidden” job market for graduates with PhDs. That keyword? “PhD.” Here’s a closer look at the project and its findings.

Can Grad Students Breathe Easier Now?
December 28, 2017
Now that grad students have narrowly escaped the proposed tax increase included in President Trump’s sweeping overhaul of the US’s tax code, does this mean they can breathe a collective sigh of relief? Not so much, according to experts. Here’s a closer look at why grad students may not be comp...

More Pakistani Students Bound for China
December 21, 2017
The total number of Pakistani students in China spiked to 22,000 this fall thanks to the addition of approximately 2,500 new enrollments. To what can China’s growing popularity with students from this region be attributed, and what does it mean for exchange at large? Here’s a closer look.

Why Do Male PhDs Publish More Than Their Female Colleagues?
December 14, 2017
A new study looks at why male PhDs publish more than their female colleagues. The results may surprise you. Let’s take a closer look.


February 11, 2018

In times of stress, we tend to forget about our health, but we shouldn't. If you're a PhD student feeling bogged down by the pressures of finishing, y...

February 9, 2018

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. An injection of innovation, research, and development from Africa’s young academi...

January 29, 2018

In a perfect world, we’d all get along with everyone. In the world we live in, however, relationships -- and the personalities that inform them -- a...