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February 06, 2004

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

"I have always had an interest in trying to apply my mathematics to help mankind as best I could." --Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

June 04, 2004

El Niño, Science, and Politics

As a black man in South Africa, Philander had to cope with apartheid's brutal white-supremacist system on his path to becoming a scientist.

September 25, 2013

Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

January 12, 2007

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Clearing Hurdles

In a collaborative project, people need to trust each other and candidly discuss strategies and contingencies.

April 06, 2007

Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals

You increase the chances of your paper being accepted if you make the assumption that the reviewers are offering their suggestions as constructive criticism.

December 12, 2008

Making Your Summer Research Internship a Good One

Understanding the expectations of your supervisor and your contributions as an undergraduate will make your summer research internship all the more valuable.

February 20, 2009

Perspective: Problem Finding and the Multidisciplinary Mind

Your choice of research problem may determine the course of your career, so choose carefully.

December 10, 2010

Serving a Nation's Health

Scientists working in and around the United Kingdom's National Health Service can have a direct impact on public health.

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.

March 04, 2011

Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

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.

March 23, 2012

How to Write Like a Scientist

Why do we require scientists to write badly?

May 21, 1999

Canadian Class of 1995 Earns Equivalent Pay But Has More Student Debt

June 04, 1999

UK News: *Feature Index*

November 26, 1999

Survey Says: Graduate Students Don't Approve

July 07, 2000

DIY for Contract Researchers. Resources: Where Now?

February 27, 2004

Discovering Potentials and Possibilities

The most uplifting moments for me are those when a biological question generates new mathematically interesting theories and results and when these results give new insights into the original biological problem.

April 04, 2003

Tips for Talent: *Index Page*

Learn more about networking, publishing, grant writing, career planning, project management, giving presentations, and more ...

March 28, 2003

Making an Impact

"Dupont...had an idea he believed in and thought that he could make an impact faster if he took the industry route."