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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.

Taken for Granted
June 27, 2013

Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

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.

August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

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

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.

February 17, 2013

Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

Taken for Granted
September 24, 2013

Academia's Money Troubles

According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

May 24, 2013

In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

Taken for Granted
May 29, 2013

Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

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.

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

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.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

As traditional disciplines become more data-focused, traditional scientists need to become more "pi-shaped".

Ethan Perlstein
May 17, 2013

Going Rogue

As a prestigious Princeton fellowship came to an end, Ethan Perlstein decided to strike out on his own.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2013

Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

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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