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    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    July 24, 2014

    Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

    NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

    May 20, 2014

    Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

    To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

    March 26, 2014

    Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

    There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

    December 20, 2013

    There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

    Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

    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.

    August 22, 2013

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

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

    June 28, 2013

    Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

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

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

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

    February 22, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes, Part 2

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

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

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

    October 26, 2012

    A Cure for Listlessness

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

    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?

    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.

    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.

    March 23, 2012

    How to Write Like a Scientist

    Why do we require scientists to write badly?

    February 24, 2012

    I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here

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

    December 23, 2011

    Truly Alternative Careers

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

    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.

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