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October 23, 2013

Caught Up in Publishing

We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.

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.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

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 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.

August 06, 2013

Career Lessons From Lindau

Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig
June 25, 2013

A Fresh Start, Back in Brazil, at 85

Scientist-couple Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig have been inseparable since meeting in medical school more than 60 years ago.

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 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.

Knatokie Ford
May 22, 2013

Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

As traditional disciplines become more data-focused, traditional scientists need to become more "pi-shaped".

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.

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.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

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