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May 26, 2006

NIH Wants Better Results From Minority Programs

May 03, 2013

A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

A British scientist is going to prison for 3 months for falsifying data.

Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
 

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
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.

July 01, 2005

Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

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.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

The key to getting hired is to define and communicate your unique value proposition.

October 23, 2013

Caught Up in Publishing

We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

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

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

June 27, 2008

Creativity and Persistence Overcome Failure

Tony Kouzarides also has a strong commitment to asking what he calls the "right questions" and an unusual willingness to bet on his instincts.

September 09, 2005

A Look at Health Care Biotech

Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.

May 31, 2002

The Selfish Gene: Data Sharing and Withholding in Academic Genetics

"When faced with decisions about sharing, scientists should consider seriously the broader impact of their decisions on the fundamental characteristics of the scientific enterprise and, when at all possible, err on the side of openness."

November 04, 2005

Funding Opportunities in Neuroscience

September 09, 2005

More Commercial Awareness for the European Biotech Industry

Young scientists have to be willing to learn about the commercialisation of new products and the related market if they are to play an important role in developing European biotech into a more mature industry.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

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

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.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

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