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    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    February 27, 2015

    Leadership Training for Early Career Researchers

    Formal programs within academia are providing career advancement training for young scientists.

    February 25, 2015

    How to p*ss off a scientist

    Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.

    February 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    February 12, 2015

    Elitism in the academy

    A new study quantifies the challenge of moving up the ladder of institutional prestige.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

    How one geoscientist built a career using data, charisma, and connections

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 27, 2015

    Baring it all

    Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    January 15, 2015

    The funny thing about wanting something badly

    It’s good to want something, but wanting it too much, or appearing to, can be a problem.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    December 23, 2014

    Pure, stupid luck

    Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 20, 2014

    The road to Ebola

    For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.

    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

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