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    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

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

    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    February 13, 2014

    Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savvy

    Social media technologies are changing how journal editors work, but the job's fundamentals have stayed the same.

    March 26, 2014

    Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

    There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

    January 15, 1999

    Forensic Science: Life in the Forensics Lab

    I've just walked in the door of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement forensic laboratory to spend a day on the...
    October 21, 2013

    Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

    Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

    March 28, 2014

    Working in the Community to Reduce Health Disparities

    Kristi Allgood and her Chicago-based colleagues are working in the community to reduce breast cancer mortality in African-American women.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    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.

    December 16, 2005

    Striving Towards a More Democratic Science

    "You can get encouragement to hostility depending on what we are saying and who we are talking to," says Helen Wallace. A firm belief in the issues you are campaigning for and the ability to stand your ground are vital skills for lobbyists.

    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.

    January 20, 2014

    The Courage of Two Scientists

    Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

    May 05, 2014

    Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

    An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    May 02, 2008

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Exploring Nonprofit Organizations

    For those making the transition from academia, the values and culture inherent in the nonprofit world may offer an exciting and rewarding career choice.

    August 01, 2008

    A Scientist in the Service of Clean Sports

    "I enjoy ... making a difference and seeing how much the world of antidoping has developed in the last few years." --Osquel Barroso

    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.

    September 24, 2013

    Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

    To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

    December 20, 2013

    There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

    Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

    May 30, 2008

    A Rare Opportunity Into Space

    Luck will play a big role in whether you become an astronaut, so "don't put all your eggs in one basket," suggests ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald.

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