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    July 26, 2002

    Writing a Research Plan

    Writing an effective research plan is tricky—and important.

    February 22, 2002

    The Federal Trough

    The Web's most comprehensive list of U.S. federal funding sources for scientific research

    September 24, 2004

    Opportunities in Computer Science Research

    "Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

    November 24, 2006

    Melanie Sanford: The Interview

    A series of fortunate events led this University of Michigan chemist to contribute to work that won a Nobel Prize. But there's nothing accidental about her subsequent success.

    March 08, 2002

    Shooting for the Moon

    "I figure if I can't choose the types of projects and research I want to tackle now, I never will be able to."

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: Some Tips for Beginners

    There's another good reason why advanced scientific training is advantageous: It can make you a better journalist.

    September 23, 2005

    Not Just a Pretty Picture

    "You have to fill in details that a lot of even experts don't think about on a daily basis, and you're pulling together expertise from a number of labs and publications to try and create one unique comprehensive figure." -Graham Johnson

    October 11, 2002

    The Aging of Young Scientists

    "Just as we should have more women doing science, and more underrepresented minorities, we also should have more young people."

    January 09, 2004

    Morning-After Science

    For most people, those symptoms are all too familiar: headache, achiness, tremulousness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, and nausea--all of these are cited by Jeffrey G. Wiese and colleagues in a 2000 metastudy on hangovers published in the
    Annals of Internal Medicine.

    October 26, 2001

    The Changing of the Guard at Harvey Mudd

    September 30, 2013

    The Latest Shutdown Information for NIH- and NSF-Funded Researchers (UPDATE)

    Government-funded researchers may continue with their work, but won't be able to communicate with the agencies that fund them.

    July 13, 2001

    Hilary Godwin: Alone in Good Company

    "The choices I made pretty much mirrored my growth as a scientist."

    October 10, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 10 October 2014

    Is congress leaking NSF info? … more Twitter stars … Nobel Prizes … support from a congressman for young scientists … the Bionic Woman.

    July 13, 2012

    Career Q&A: Laurel Haak

    The newly appointed executive director of ORCID discusses her career and her latest challenge.

    December 12, 2003

    The Path of Least Resistance

    "I grew up catching fish, frogs, insects, turtles, and crayfish and turning our bathroom and living room into a zoo."

    November 26, 2004

    Materials Science: Doing the Numbers

    March 24, 2006

    Certifiable: Teacher Training for Midcareer Professionals

    Because it is operated by a school district--the largest in the country--New York City's program can guarantee a job for all participants, as it did for 1700 participants in last year's June program.

    May 07, 2004

    The Scientific Workforce

    April 01, 2005

    Bridges to Nowhere?

    If history shows anything, it's that taking money away from people who have it and giving it to people who don't is a very difficult thing to do, whether it's scientists or serfs, postdocs or the poor.

    August 22, 2003

    Selling Biotech

    Biotech sales forces are small, elite, experienced, and capable of running a total business. Many start right after college with major pharmaceutical companies, which hire thousands of salespeople annually.

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