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Snapshot: Princeton University impresses on two scores

20 August 2019

Bec Crew

The US’s fourth-oldest college wears the crown for high-quality research productivity among its peers.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of June

24 July 2019

Bec Crew

Everything’s melting, but Boaty McBoatface is a beacon of hope.

Q&A Wendy Belcher: How to write a journal article in 12 weeks

11 July 2019

Bec Crew

What they don’t teach at your institution. 

Here’s how to deal with failure, say senior scientists

5 July 2019

Bec Crew

Don’t take it personally.

The top 10 countries that dominate natural sciences research

1 July 2019

Nature Index

The United States reigns as the colossus but China is taking up ever more space, squeezing out European stalwarts.


The top 5 most popular scientific papers of May

25 June 2019

Bec Crew

Even tiny tyrannosaurs and synthetic life couldn't topple office politics.

The top 10 academic institutions in 2018: normalized

20 June 2019

Nature Index

This ranking shows which institutions might be punching above their weight in producing high-quality research.

11 up-and-coming researchers in the natural sciences

20 September 2018

Catherine Armitage et al.

These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.

Young scientists flail in sink or swim system

13 November 2017

Elie Dolgin

More support is needed to keep early-career investigators in a biomedical research career

US leads science pack, but its grip is loosening

22 April 2016

Jennifer Hackett

When it comes to the world’s best natural science research, no nation can match the United States.