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    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    May 12, 2015

    Advice to a young scientist

    In spite of the pressure to succeed, young scientists must never lose sight of why they do science in the first place.

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    March 09, 2015

    The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs

    As oil prices drop, a once red-hot employment market cools.

    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 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 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 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

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

    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 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.

    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 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.

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