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    September 30, 2013

    The Latest Shutdown Information for NIH- and NSF-Funded Researchers (UPDATE)

    Government-funded researchers may continue with their work, but won't be able to communicate with the agencies that fund them.

    November 12, 2013

    Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

    Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

    January 06, 2014

    Foreign Scientists in India Take Good With Bad

    India welcomes scientists from abroad, but living and working there remains a challenge for many Westerners.

    April 03, 2014

    Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

    Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

    April 09, 2014

    When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

    How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

    April 16, 2014

    I Have a Plan … Now What?

    Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

    Taken for Granted
    July 09, 2014

    The Landmark Patrick Harran Case Ends Inconclusively

    The legal struggle arising from the death of Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji leaves a major question unresolved.

    July 15, 2014

    Investigating Research Crimes

    As an institution’s chief detective for enforcing research ethics, the research integrity officer must blend investigative, bureaucratic, and scientific skills.

    September 08, 2006

    Policy Issues and Emotions

    "Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

    August 07, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

    Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 24, 2014

    Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

    NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

    July 30, 2014

    Scrutinizing NSF research

    Rachael Allbritten and Aaron Manka started off pursuing academic research careers, but they ended up investigating research crimes.

    Taken for Granted
    March 05, 2014

    Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

    A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

    July 13, 2001

    Hilary Godwin: Alone in Good Company

    "The choices I made pretty much mirrored my growth as a scientist."

    March 06, 2009

    Shovel-Ready Science

    How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

    January 08, 1999

    Regional Hot Spots in Biotech

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS One of my side interests is moderating a biotechnology career discussion on the Internet,...
    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    October 10, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 10 October 2014

    Is congress leaking NSF info? … more Twitter stars … Nobel Prizes … support from a congressman for young scientists … the Bionic Woman.

    December 10, 1999

    Money, Money, Money: Optimizing Your Situation in the Job Market

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS With a title like this one, this should be a popular column. After all, what is there--besides...