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    November 04, 2014

    Packaging workforce data for public consumption

    A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.

    March 14, 2008

    Playing Well With Industry

    "The tipping point is when scientists' commitments to industry-funded research compromise their ability to do what their university appointments require: promote the public good through training students and pursuing research on important issues."

    May 18, 2007

    Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

    May 18, 2007

    Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

    For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

    May 06, 2011

    When Will They Ever Learn?

    Another needless death at a university research facility points up the scandal of lax safety standards in academe.

    May 27, 2011

    Experimental Error: Fetus Don't Fail Me Now

    His daughter still in the embryonic stage, our columnist wonders whether it's too early to steer her toward a career in science.

    June 30, 2000

    Lab Rage: Dealing With Personality Conflicts

    October 27, 2000

    The Reluctant Standard Bearer: A Black Scientist's Perspective

    May 31, 2002

    Everyday Situation: Anything But Ordinary

    "There is a degree of dishonesty in the research community: a community that is supposedly devoted to finding "truth" and receives a significant amount of trust from the general public."

    August 12, 2005

    Ancestors of Science: Ynés Mexía

    May 21, 2004

    Immigrant Talent Is Jostling for Research Position

    The current Mosaic programme has put the issue of ethnic minorities at the top of the universities' agendas.

    November 30, 2001

    University-Industry Collaborations: Whose Data?

    Conflicts over data ownership and disclosure do occur, maybe more frequently than we'll ever know.

    December 17, 2004

    Prize-Winning Posters

    "You can't affect the layout of the room or the timing of your session, but you can still do a lot to make sure that your research results stand a chance of attracting the attention they deserve"

    September 21, 2001

    Shotgun Thesis Composition

    "I've decided to break all the rules. I'm tackling the whole thing in one go."

    May 10, 2002

    Earning a Ph.D. in Microbiology

    "As a graduate student, your success is determined by your preparation."

    January 21, 2005

    NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

    NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

    April 02, 2004

    University Research Administration: Benefits, Not Bureaucracy

    The most rewarding part of my day is working with faculty members to identify research-funding strategies and hearing about the diversity and richness of York University's research faculty.

    March 09, 2001

    Pay Rise for MRC Students

    August 15, 2003

    Turn Up the Heat

    "This may sound a bit on the light side, but it guarantees that you are working on all, and no more, of the essential ingredients that need to be incorporated in your paper."

    June 04, 2004

    PhD in Industry, Part I: The Third Year

    I find it very inspiring to be working so close to the place where, hopefully, the results of my work will one day be applied to create new and better computer components.

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