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January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

September 08, 2006

Policy Issues and Emotions

"Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

June 30, 2006

The Value of Working Together

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.

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August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 06, 2013

Career Lessons From Lindau

Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.

April 10, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

March 02, 2007

Priming the Mind

"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

May 06, 2013

Indre Viskontas

This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

June 10, 2013

Going Online for Research Funding

Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

May 05, 2006

Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

"I think that looking at the observable effects of diversity on a group’s performance is a really fruitful way to get a sense of what diversity really means." --Samuel R. Sommers

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

March 10, 2006

Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

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July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.