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    Taken for Granted
    July 31, 2013

    The Prescription for a Family-Friendly Profession

    The professional lives of pharmacists reveal how a science-based occupation can accommodate mothers.

    The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
    July 22, 2013

    Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

    China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

    July 12, 2013

    The Benefits of a Doubt

    Doubt and uncertainty can be uncomfortable, writes Niamh Connolly, but they have the potential to lead to better science.

    July 10, 2013

    Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

    Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.

    Larry Sherman
    July 02, 2013

    Baring Family Secrets for Science

    Neuroscientist Larry Sherman turned his newly discovered family secrets into a very public advertisement for science.
     

    Angela Lee Foreman
    July 01, 2013

    Leading the Way for Scientists with Disabilities

    Learning to remain focused on her passions helped Angela Lee Foreman adapt to her hearing disability and find a rewarding career path.

    June 28, 2013

    Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

    In his mid-30s prime, our columnist discusses the common traits of younger and older scientists.
     

    Taken for Granted
    June 27, 2013

    Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

    A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

    Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig
    June 25, 2013

    A Fresh Start, Back in Brazil, at 85

    Scientist-couple Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig have been inseparable since meeting in medical school more than 60 years ago.

    Stephanie McGuire
    June 24, 2013

    Stephanie McGuire

    Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

    Taken for Granted
    June 20, 2013

    Project to Track Ph.D. Careers

    The Ph.D. Placement Project from the Chronicle of Higher Education aims to gather and report data on career outcomes for people with Ph.D.s.

    June 14, 2013

    Computer Scientists Get Wet

    By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

    June 10, 2013

    Going Online for Research Funding

    Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

    Taken for Granted
    June 05, 2013

    Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

    The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

    Lotfi A. Zadeh
    May 31, 2013

    Lotfi A. Zadeh

    A professor emeritus advises young scientists to deemphasize controversial aspects of their work—or to avoid controversy until they are established.

    Taken for Granted
    May 29, 2013

    Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

    The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

    kangaroo
    May 28, 2013

    NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

    Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

    In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

    Knatokie Ford
    May 22, 2013

    Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

    A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

    Ethan Perlstein
    May 17, 2013

    Going Rogue

    As a prestigious Princeton fellowship came to an end, Ethan Perlstein decided to strike out on his own.

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