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    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

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

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    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 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

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

    July 30, 2014

    Scrutinizing NSF research

    Rachael Allbritten and Aaron Manka started off pursuing academic research careers, but they ended up investigating research crimes.

    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.

    May 08, 2014

    A Ph.D., and the Olympic Games

    While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    May 05, 2014

    Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

    An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    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 20, 2014

    The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

    Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

    March 12, 2014

    Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

    Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

    March 10, 2014

    Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

    The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

    Taken for Granted
    March 05, 2014

    Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

    A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

    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.

    January 13, 2014

    A New Funding Model for Scientists

    A team of U.S. researchers proposes a fast and cheap funding system that would fund scientists and not projects.

    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.

    Taken for Granted
    November 25, 2013

    U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

    The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.

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