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    February 23, 2015

    Barriers for women of color in science

    A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.

    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 13, 2015

    Divvying it up

    By staying balanced, focused, and organized, Lesley Yellowlees has risen through the ranks while maintaining a vibrant family life.

    January 07, 2015

    Tiziana Rossetto, an epicenter of tsunami research

    Earthquake engineer Tiziana Rossetto wasn’t daunted when she was told that what she intended to do wasn’t possible.

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 11, 2014

    Knocking HIV on the Head

    Australian postdoc Lachlan Gray is working at the crossroads of virology and neurology to combat HIV brain infection.

    July 08, 2014

    A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

    A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

    June 30, 2014

    Elite Male Faculty Employ Fewer Women

    Elite male scientists trail both elite women and non-elite men in hiring female graduate students and postdocs.

    Taken for Granted
    June 17, 2014

    More GREs, Fewer Degrees?

    An article in Nature suggests that the Graduate Record Examination is a poor predictor of graduate student success.

    June 02, 2014

    Career Moneyball

    An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.

    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 13, 2014

    Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

    Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

    January 27, 2014

    An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

    A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

    January 20, 2014

    The Courage of Two Scientists

    Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

    December 18, 2013

    Promoting Gender Equality at the European Research Council

    Isabelle Vernos, chairwoman of the European Research Council Scientific Council's Working Group on Gender Balance, talks about the funding agency's efforts to help female scientists reach the top.

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