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    June 10, 2011

    Presenting Science for the Anxiety Averse

    Presenting your work effectively is an important part of a scientific career, but dealing with the anxiety it provokes is rarely taught.

    August 02, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 7: Confidence Crisis

    "At first, I didn’t tell anyone. I faked the funk. I didn’t want their pity. I didn’t want them saying, 'well I’m so sorry,' while thinking, 'glad it wasn’t me.'"

    February 17, 2006

    Profile - Peter Lu

    Apart from his prominent publications in several different fields, what distinguishes Lu from most of his scientific peers is the unpretentious joy he takes in science.

    July 19, 2002

    Ethical Issues in Research, Part I: Research by Stealth

    "In most parts of the world, independent ethical review committees have emerged to protect the interests and welfare of research participants. Generally, these committees are not responsible for reviewing clinical practice. The result is that innovative clinical procedures, which are usually research orientated, often evade such scrutiny and patients are denied the protection it provides."

    August 23, 2002

    Project Management in an Uncertain Environment

    "Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." --Dwight Eisenhower

    August 31, 2001

    Connecting People

    E-science, or grid computing, looks set to fundamentally change the way that scientists work.

    July 08, 2014

    A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

    A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

    April 20, 2001

    Behavioral Style: Understanding Communication Styles Can Advance Your Relationships--and Your Career Prospects, Part 2

    This column continues a series I started in last month's Tooling Up. If you haven't yet read Part One, I would suggest...
    November 19, 2010

    Responsible Conduct of Research for Junior Researchers

    In science, you have to be careful to be ethical.

    December 10, 2004

    Academic Scientists at Work: The Job Talk

    You need to tell an intriguing story about your research. Everyone in the audience has to understand it, each at a level appropriate to them.

    September 25, 2009

    Public-Private Partnerships: A Recipe For Success?

    The global financial crisis has beaten down science budgets everywhere. So it's no surprise that science-spending forecasts for Europe are grim.

    December 16, 2013

    Improve Your Productivity in Graduate School

    A former graduate student provides suggestions for a more efficient and productive—and ultimately more rewarding—Ph.D. experience.

    October 24, 2003

    Eyes Wide Open

    This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
    SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
    AARP Andrus Foundation.

    April 23, 2010

    Mythbusting for Academics: Considering a Job in Biotech/Pharma

    Although academia and industry differ in many ways, the two environments are ultimately more similar than they are different.

    November 27, 1998

    Reprints: Pressures to Publish Fuel the Professionalization of Today's Graduate Students

    OTHER ARTICLES The murderous academic job market of the 1990s prompts a common refrain among members of hiring...
    July 27, 2007

    A Guide to NSF Success

    "A strong application always demonstrates an appreciation of the background of the field, with appropriate references to the results of others."

    November 21, 2008

    Finance's Quant(um) Mechanics

    One of the earliest "alternative" science careers, quantitative finance is now deeply embedded in the world's finance industry.

    December 19, 2008

    A Young Scientist at the Forefront of Cell Reprogramming

    Curiosity, boldness, and single-mindedness won Austrian scientist Konrad Hochedlinger a place in cell reprogramming, Science’s breakthrough of the year for 2008.

    January 09, 2009

    Archaeology for Fun and Profit

    For-profit companies focused on compliance with government regulations provide career opportunities for archaeologists.

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