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    February 24, 2012

    I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here

    The Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine is only the beginning.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    January 28, 2011

    Experimental Error: Lies, Damned Lies, and Seminars

    For all the naïve and gullible graduate students out there, here is a handy guide to what those speakers are really saying.

    May 27, 2011

    Experimental Error: Fetus Don't Fail Me Now

    His daughter still in the embryonic stage, our columnist wonders whether it's too early to steer her toward a career in science.

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

    In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

    September 24, 2010

    Don't Worry, I'm (Un)Professional: A Guide to Your Laboratory Colleagues

    Our Experimental Error columnist asks, "Who are the people in your fume hood?"

    June 24, 2011

    Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

    Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

    March 23, 2012

    How to Write Like a Scientist

    Why do we require scientists to write badly?

    March 26, 2014

    Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

    There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

    September 25, 2013

    Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

    Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

    May 25, 2012

    The Unwritten Rules of Journalism

    The key to understanding the way the media covers science is to know the rules science journalists adhere to.

    December 23, 2011

    Truly Alternative Careers

    Looking for something really different? Consider a career in alchemy, Lysenkoism, diluvial geology -- or invent your own!

    April 27, 2012

    Thick Books and Thin Films

    Before you pick up that next thriller novel, remember that scientists are not exactly as they are often portrayed.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    May 20, 2014

    Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

    To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    July 29, 2011

    The Gray Pride Parade

    Walk through the corridors of many scientific institutions and you'll see the results of decisions made by the hiring committee of 1962.

    October 26, 2012

    A Cure for Listlessness

    Our columnist lists the top N of everything in science careers, where N=fun.

    February 22, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes, Part 2

    Our columnist continues to explore the craggy, often arbitrarily boldface landscape of the scientific resume.

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