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    January 21, 2015

    Secrets to thriving in graduate school

    A postdoc offers tips on navigating the pothole-riddled road to Ph.D. glory.

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    January 15, 2015

    The funny thing about wanting something badly

    It’s good to want something, but wanting it too much, or appearing to, can be a problem.

    January 14, 2015

    What happens when you add a lot more STEM majors?

    An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.

    January 13, 2015

    Divvying it up

    By staying balanced, focused, and organized, Lesley Yellowlees has risen through the ranks while maintaining a vibrant family life.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    January 07, 2015

    Tiziana Rossetto, an epicenter of tsunami research

    Earthquake engineer Tiziana Rossetto wasn’t daunted when she was told that what she intended to do wasn’t possible.

    January 02, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 2 January 2015

    Patent office clarity … a chink in peer review’s armor … ScienceInsider’s most popular stories … India goes open-access … Science flees Ukraine … Working Life.

    December 23, 2014

    Pure, stupid luck

    Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    December 19, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 19 December 2014

    MERS ... STAP cells ... Three Q's with Gregory Petsko ... Working Life.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 15, 2014

    Ask Alice: Don’t waste my time

    Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!

    December 12, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 12 December 2014

    The budget agreement and science … a new institute for cell science … patient peer review … the geography of plagiarism … PubPeer … Jackie Barton … Working Life

    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    December 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 28 November 2014

    Gain-of-function pause … Better access to clinical trial results … Raiding Europe’s science budget … Big Data and public health … Working Life

    November 25, 2014

    Federal judge: Workers can challenge OPT extension

    A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 21, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 November 2014

    Physicist takes the AAAS reins … Gain-of-function pause … Science in the Classroom … Working Life … Who’s most productive? … Immigration

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