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    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

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    May 10, 2013

    Suit Brought for Wrongful Death of Lab Worker

    The family of Richard Din is suing San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for failing to adequately enforce infectious-agent safety protocols.

    February 17, 2014

    Using Online Resources to Make Your Work More Visible

    Online tools can help researchers disseminate their work more quickly and more broadly.

    April 29, 2014

    What's in a Name?

    A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

    September 29, 2014

    Adjuncts and age discrimination

    Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?

    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."