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August 25, 2006

Seeing the World Through Science: Conference Experiences

October 30, 2009

Returning to Science

With the right support, it is possible to succeed in science after a family-related hiatus.

September 01, 2006

A Case Study of a Mom-Scientist: Canopy Meg

"As I look back at my busy life, I would not have been happy giving up either—career or family," says Margaret Dalzwell Lowman.

April 20, 2007

Mind Matters: Culture Shock

The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

May 22, 2009

Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit

There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.

June 19, 2009

Following in Darwin's Footsteps

Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.

December 11, 2009

Dealing With a Lab Leader's Death

When a principal investigator dies, it leaves behind a scientific gap, practical problems, and grieving colleagues.

August 20, 2010

A Cosmologist Resists Academia's Work-Life Norms

Sarah Bridle has carved out a successful career while resisting long hours and personal sacrifices.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

October 28, 2011

Tips From the Top

Who better than Nobel Prize–winning scientists to offer advice for scoring science's top prize for yourself?

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.

August 10, 2012

Crossing the Rubicon

By admitting responsibility for the conditions that caused Sheri Sangji’s death, the University of California takes a step toward better lab safety.

August 31, 2012

Helping Paralympians Go for Gold

Sports biomechanics researcher Barry Mason works on improving wheelchair design for basketball and rugby athletes.

October 05, 2012

A Career for Two, With Empathy

A husband-and-wife team studies the brain areas that allow us to feel what others feel.

January 09, 2004

Just Follow Your Heart: A 5-Year Journey

"I have to make a choice between making a total career change and giving science a chance in a different environment."

July 22, 2005

Mind Matters: On Balance

You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

June 10, 2005

To Tell or Not to Tell: Coping With Chronic Illness as a Science Trainee

In an ideal situation, social support in the workplace from sensitive colleagues can help you cope with your illness and better meet the demands of your job.

Knatokie Ford
May 22, 2013

Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig
June 25, 2013

A Fresh Start, Back in Brazil, at 85

Scientist-couple Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig have been inseparable since meeting in medical school more than 60 years ago.

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