Which countries have the most foreign scientists, and which ones suffer from the worst brain drain? To answer these questions, researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research, in Massachusetts, conducted a Web-based survey of over 17 000 published scientists in 16 countries. (China wasn’t surveyed: The researchers tried but were unsuccessful in administering the survey to scientists there.) While the United States is, unsurprisingly, a popular destination for scientists from around the world, Switzerland actually has the highest percentage of immigrant scientists. On the other side of the coin, Japan is the most insular country surveyed, exchanging relatively little scientific talent with the rest of the world.
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Google, Cisco, and Apple among companies using immigrant workers from so-called “body shops”
Egg-Freezing Kerfuffle Puts Apple and Facebook in the Hot Seat
Calm down people. This is a good thing
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Unemployment For Engineering PhDs Lower Than National Average
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White House Sends CTO Todd Park Back to Silicon Valley As Recruiter-in-Chief
And Google engineer Megan Smith likely headed to Washington to replace him
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It’s the rare company that can boast more than 25 percent women in its engineering workforce, and more than a few are all-boys clubs
What Do Women in Engineering Want?
Many women who leave engineering cite professional culture clash
Silicon Valley Pay: CEO Salaries Range From Zero to $78 Million
Intel CEO a bargain at $9.5 million compared with Zynga CEO’s $58 million salary; Tesla’s Musk gets enough to buy a car
Mime Troupe Plays For Peace In San Francisco’s Tech Wars
Left-leaning comedy group aims to teach well-meaning tech workers that there is no such thing as not political
Where The Jobs Are: 2014
The manufacturing and petrochemical industries need electrical engineers
Peer Review Scandal Takes Down Taiwanese Minister
Second minister to fall to an academic scandal in a year
Fixing San Francisco's Tech Bus Problem
Maybe a little psychedelic paint could reduce the hostilities
Google Bets $50 Million on Inspiring Girls to Become Coders
Google has unveiled a $50 million initiative to boost the interest of girls in computer science
Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. The program explores how technology will redefine the culture of work
Google Needs More Tech Women, and They Aren’t Alone
Are videogames to blame for the rise of the tech-bro?
The Best ROI? A CS Degree from Carnegie Mellon
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After the Sun (Microsystems) Sets, the Real Stories Come Out
Former Sun executives and employees gather for a reunion and talk about pranks, parties, and technical choices—the crazy and the brilliant.
Tech Companies Fill Six of Top 10 Spots In Best Pay and Perks Survey
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