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Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

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.

Taken for Granted
September 24, 2013

Academia's Money Troubles

According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

soybeans
August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 22, 2013

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

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

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

June 28, 2013

Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 03, 2013

A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

A British scientist is going to prison for 3 months for falsifying data.

Katherine Button
April 30, 2013

Questioning the Validity of Neuroscience Results

A recent analysis in neuroscience urges caution both in reading the literature and in designing your own experiments.

Taken for Granted
April 26, 2013

Canada to Scrap Points System for High-Skilled Immigration

Canada is now moving toward high-skilled immigration based on employment, according to the newsmagazine Maclean’s.
 

April 10, 2013

Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

March 22, 2013

In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

AAAS Meeting
February 16, 2013

The Social Responsibilities of Scientists

At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.

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