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    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    May 06, 2015

    Dear Dr. Neufeld

    Every day, professors receive e-mails from students seeking graduate positions in their labs. Most are badly written. Here’s how to write a good one.

    April 24, 2015

    Academic integrity and copyright law entangled in legal case

    Entrepreneur sues former adviser for publishing paper without his name

    April 23, 2015

    How not to apply to grad school

    For the benefit of all of you applying to science graduate programs, our columnist confesses his mistakes in the hopes that you can avoid following in his footsteps.

    April 14, 2015

    You are ready for your close-up

    How to join the online science video movement

    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 14, 2015

    What happens when you add a lot more STEM majors?

    An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.

    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.

    October 31, 2014

    Investments Boost Neurotechnology Career Prospects

    High-profile advances have injected an air of excitement into the study of the brain, opening opportunities for scientists with a knack for technology development, programming, and engineering.

    October 08, 2014

    Sell yourself: Adding substance to your personal statement

    When writing a personal statement for graduate school admission, emphasize your motivations and high-level skills.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    July 17, 2014

    Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

    Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

    April 09, 2014

    When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

    How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

    March 19, 2014

    This is What a Healthy Job Market Looks Like

    The latest data from the Computing Research Association show signs of vigor in computer science employment.

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