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    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    September 24, 2010

    Don't Worry, I'm (Un)Professional: A Guide to Your Laboratory Colleagues

    Our Experimental Error columnist asks, "Who are the people in your fume hood?"

    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.

    April 01, 2011

    Experimental Error: Achieving Immortality

    How can we ensure that future students will read our names when, many years from now, they open their science textbooks on their iPad 15s?

    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 24, 2011

    Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

    Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

    July 29, 2011

    The Gray Pride Parade

    Walk through the corridors of many scientific institutions and you'll see the results of decisions made by the hiring committee of 1962.

    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.

    December 23, 2011

    Truly Alternative Careers

    Looking for something really different? Consider a career in alchemy, Lysenkoism, diluvial geology -- or invent your own!

    February 24, 2012

    I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here

    The Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine is only the beginning.

    March 23, 2012

    How to Write Like a Scientist

    Why do we require scientists to write badly?

    April 27, 2012

    Thick Books and Thin Films

    Before you pick up that next thriller novel, remember that scientists are not exactly as they are often portrayed.

    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.

    June 29, 2012

    Will That Be Trash or Credit?

    If scientists just want to make the world a better place, why do they expend so much energy clamoring for credit?

    October 26, 2012

    A Cure for Listlessness

    Our columnist lists the top N of everything in science careers, where N=fun.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    February 22, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes, Part 2

    Our columnist continues to explore the craggy, often arbitrarily boldface landscape of the scientific resume.

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

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

    June 28, 2013

    Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

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

    August 22, 2013

    Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

    The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

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