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October 28, 2011

Tips From the Top

Who better than Nobel Prize–winning scientists to offer advice for scoring science's top prize for yourself?

November 18, 2011

A Mycologist Reaps the (Glowing) Fruit of His Labor

Patrick Hickey’s career has grown in a way as unpredictable as the organisms he cultivates.

January 06, 2012

Getting Science to Those Who Need It

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.

January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

February 24, 2012

Stepping Out of Big Pharma's Shadow

As big-pharma jobs disappear, pharma scientists are landing at start-ups, launching their own, or joining academia.

March 09, 2012

Science in the Community

Researchers have much to gain from involving citizens as research partners.

April 13, 2012

Swimming With SHArKs

In a world where research is valued above all, how do teaching and outreach experiences influence careers?

May 25, 2012

The Unwritten Rules of Journalism

The key to understanding the way the media covers science is to know the rules science journalists adhere to.

May 25, 2012

Content Collection: Lab Management

New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

June 29, 2012

New Technology Pollinates Plant Science

Advances in genetics and molecular biology are providing fresh tools for solving agricultural problems.

July 06, 2012

Asking the Public for Money

Scientists can raise small amounts of cash for their research through online crowd-funding sites.

August 10, 2012

Crossing the Rubicon

By admitting responsibility for the conditions that caused Sheri Sangji’s death, the University of California takes a step toward better lab safety.

August 10, 2012

Gambling on Transformative Research

Scientists with the right skills and attitude find limited but increasing opportunities to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.

August 31, 2012

Helping Paralympians Go for Gold

Sports biomechanics researcher Barry Mason works on improving wheelchair design for basketball and rugby athletes.

October 05, 2012

A Career for Two, With Empathy

A husband-and-wife team studies the brain areas that allow us to feel what others feel.

June 18, 2004

Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 1--Believability

Most of us have no idea how those on the receiving end make their decisions about our believability.

November 07, 2003

Knowledge Transfer: A Year of New Skills

"It was time for me to go and find new challenges and learn new techniques before I became part of the old furniture of the department."

January 27, 2006

Mind Matters: Driven to Distraction

"Attention is our way of devoting a limited resource (our time and energy) to the most important information. By almost any measure, productivity hinges on this most basic of skills," says G. Andrew Mickley, professor of psychology.

September 17, 2004

Navigating by the Numbers

"Everything on Earth has a location attached to it, and geomatics engineers measure and map that," explains Elizabeth Cannon, world expert in GPS technology. "Software simply is the tool of choice in our tool kit that allows us to test and develop newer and better methodologies."

February 21, 2003

Encouraging Young Policy Researchers

"If we really want to have high-quality research to aid policy-making, we need to have government agencies paying for this research."