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September 14, 2012

Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab

The Internet and ubiquitous video are changing how science is done.

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?

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.

September 14, 2012

YouTube at the Bench

Video technology has the potential to dramatically improve the dissemination of lab protocols and techniques.

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.

March 23, 2012

How to Write Like a Scientist

Why do we require scientists to write badly?

March 05, 1999

Site Review: Survey of Dual Career Science Couples

June 06, 2003

Able Scientists Overcoming Disabilities *Feature Index*

Becoming a scientist requires stamina and endurance, among other things. As an avid Next Wave reader, you already know...
December 07, 2007

Part-Time Science in Perspective

"I have no doubt that I would have more published papers if I didn't have my family, but I wouldn't be as happy as I am now, by any stretch." --Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

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

December 08, 2000

For the Sake of Being Well Experienced: Late Vocation in Science

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.

March 07, 2003

Taking One for the Team

"You have to think long and hard about what you need--not just what you want, but what you cannot do without."

June 20, 2003

A Voice for Disabled Scientists

In addition to providing a platform for discourses, the Resability Forum will soon set up an administrative and organizational service for the realization of personal study and research projects.

March 07, 2003

Raising Awareness

Although the vast majority of universities surveyed by the Max Planck Institute stated that they would try to support dual-career scientists, the issue is still delicate.

January 23, 2009

Mind Matters: Stress, an Uninvited Lab Visitor

Work-related stress is an insidious health hazard, especially for workers who, like scientists, take their work very seriously.

March 13, 2009

Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

December 04, 2009

Mind Matters: In Defense of Downtime

Working longer hours doesn't necessarily mean getting more done.

December 23, 2011

Truly Alternative Careers

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

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