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    September 30, 2011

    Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

    A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.

    April 16, 2004

    ?Lab Cred?

    A key indicator of your ‘lab cred’ is whether people you’ve never met know who you are when you first meet them.

    January 31, 2003

    Where Credit Meets Accountability: The Perils of Authorship

    "What researchers--authors--tend to overlook in the fight for credit is that the coin has two sides--one is credit, and the other, inseparable, is responsibility for the work's integrity."

    March 19, 1999

    Intellectual Property: Exploitation of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer Through the MRC

    October 17, 2003

    Abstracting the Truth

    "It's amazing how presenting your paper in a nutshell makes the real worth of your discovery shine."

    November 11, 2005

    An International Scientist

    The couple started looking "around in the world [to see] where we could both have nice positions," and they found what they were looking for in Spain.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

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

    October 17, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 October 2014

    Robots, redux … economics Nobel … paper factories in China … bad time for scientists in Venezuela … nonadherence … letters … sex in research … Working Life

    July 28, 2000

    Cash Injection for Mice and Men

    September 17, 1999

    Site Review: CareerStorm

    March 02, 2001

    What Are You Worth?

    April 25, 2003

    From Doing Science to Servicing Science

    "In the research world, a scientist aims to generate results and publications; in the servicing world, a scientist aims to help the scientist customer achieve results."

    March 19, 2013

    Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

    Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    January 28, 2011

    Experimental Error: Lies, Damned Lies, and Seminars

    For all the naïve and gullible graduate students out there, here is a handy guide to what those speakers are really saying.

    May 05, 2006

    A Novel Look at Postdocs

    "Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

    July 26, 2002

    Where Scientists Are Needed

    "Until now, only rare exceptions gave scientists a chance to enter the schoolteacher career path."

    May 04, 2001

    Careers in Medical Writing: Regulatory Writing-- What's That Then?

    November 19, 2004

    The Unspoken Things of Science

    Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

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