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    September 23, 2011

    How Many Astronauts Do We Need?

    A newly Shuttle-less NASA is trying to figure out how many astronauts to recruit.

    September 30, 2011

    Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

    A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.

    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 11, 2011

    Building a New Niche Network

    Scientists studying the physics of living systems utilize an NSF initiative to expand their network and make it easier to find jobs.

    December 02, 2011

    To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

    Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

    December 09, 2011

    Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

    December 23, 2011

    Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

    Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

    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

    Your Research, Their Hope

    Scientists working with patient-advocacy groups need to set legal and ethical guidelines so interactions can be mutually beneficial.

    April 13, 2012

    Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?

    Drug development companies are now hiring more computational biologists, creating an abundance of high-paying jobs.

    June 22, 2012

    Can NIH Renovate the Biomedical Workforce?

    An NIH committee recommends overhauling training, increasing postdoc pay, and improving and expanding staff scientist positions.

    July 06, 2012

    Pushing Students Toward STEM

    A national STEM workforce conference suggests numerous plans to boost STEM education and training, but few to make jobs more desirable.

    November 16, 2012

    Materials Researchers Find Opportunity in Biomedicine

    As biomedical applications emerge, materials scientists find new research opportunities but less funding.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    December 14, 2012

    Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

    In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

    February 17, 2013

    Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

    At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

    NIH Building
    April 15, 2013

    Looking Broadly to Find the Best

    An NIH recruiting program for intramural scientists flips the job application script, seeking out talented scientists first and then figuring out where and how to employ them.

    May 06, 2013

    Indre Viskontas

    This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

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