Why Science is pleased to announce the  23rd Annual New Haven Science Fair is taking place on May 14th – 16th at  Floyd Little Athletic Center, Hillhouse High School (480 Sherman Pkwy, New Haven, CT 06511) .

The New Haven Science Fair is particularly special to Why Science because we share New Haven Public Schools commitment […]

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A much-discussed example of the difficulties associated with allocating credit between junior and senior researchers was the 1967 discovery by Jocelyn Bell, then a 24-year-old graduate student, of pulsars. Over the previous two years, Bell and several other students, under the supervision of Bell’s thesis advisor, Anthony Hewish, had built a 4.5-acre radiotelescope to investigate

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Many scientists get involved in the field primarily out of a genuine intellectual curiosity that needs to be sated. Often times we are working with limited budgets, possibly utilizing grants or other public/private means in order to further our understanding of a particular subject. With many of these pursuits the financial rewards might not be great, and possibly also due to a historical precedent this is very pronounced in the scientific community, being awarded credit and being provided with recognition for one’s findings is a very big deal. Frankly it is a big deal in every profession so here is a little life lesson we can all learn from.

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Don is a first-year graduate student applying to the National Science Foundation for a predoctoral fellowship. His work in a lab where he did a rotation project was later carried on successfully by others, and it appears that a manuscript will be prepared for publication by the end of the summer. However, the fellowship […]

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