Language, cultural differences and expense are common downsides in some European countries, but researchers who land in Europe love the opportunities to learn new techniques, work in a diverse setting and polish their confidence.
Threats to reproducibility, recognized but unaddressed for decades, might finally be brought under control. The four horsemen of the reproducibility apocalypse being: publication bias, low statistical power, P-value hacking and HARKing (hypothesizing after results are known).
Sexual Harassment is Pervasive in US Physics Programmes
Survey of undergraduate women finds that most experienced some type of unwanted sexual attention during their physics studies. "A lot of times, people study how women can change to better fit in a field or be more successful. Perhaps physics needs to think about changing itself.”
FAIRsharing As a Community Approach to Standards, Repositories and Policies
Community-developed standards, such as those for the identification, citation and reporting of data, underpin reproducible and reusable research, aid scholarly publishing, and drive both the discovery and the evolution of scientific practice.