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    November 19, 2015

    A doctor’s dilemma

    After a false start in medical school, Deniz Kirik made his way into translational research.

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

    Career progression no longer follows a single vertical trajectory, our columnist explains

    November 09, 2015

    Choosing team over tenure

    A faculty member in an unconventional “team-track” position describes why she loves it, despite the challenges

    November 03, 2015

    What kinds of science do ERC grantees do?

    A new European Research Council report offers a snapshot of the areas of frontier research it funds.

    October 30, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 30 October 2015

    Australia’s chief scientist … Critical citations … New biosafety procedures … Citizen science … Working Life

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 14, 2015

    Passion: Your secret weapon for job search success

    Our columnist advises interviewees to express the emotions driving their career choices

    October 07, 2015

    A new kind of visa ‘creativity’

    Recent cases of H-1B visa abuse in academe could indicate a growing trend

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    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 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    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.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    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.