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April 01, 2011

Slipping Humor Into Scientific Presentations

Humor can be an added bonus in scientific talks, provided you know when and how to use it.

April 08, 2011

Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

June 03, 2011

Reinventing the Standard Model of Science Presentations

A developmental biologist turned design expert thinks there are better ways to present scientific information.

August 05, 2011

Taken for Granted: Everything Money Can Buy

The vast wealth of the oil-rich Arab states is creating opportunities for scientists who can stand the heat.

August 26, 2011

Experimental Error: This Is Only a (Giant, Scary, Career-Determining) Test

As we are training to become fully fledged scientists, we ourselves are the test subjects.

September 09, 2011

Seeking Work in the Social Net

Social media Web sites allow job seekers to present a fuller image of themselves and to interact directly with potential employers.

October 07, 2011

Scientists as Competitive-Intelligence Analysts

Scientific training gives applicants most of the skills companies need to keep track of the competition.

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.