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Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.
A postdoc offers tips on navigating the pothole-riddled road to Ph.D. glory.
Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life
It’s good to want something, but wanting it too much, or appearing to, can be a problem.
An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.
The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.
Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.
Issues and Perspectives
The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.
By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.
Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!
Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.
Gain-of-function pause … Better access to clinical trial results … Raiding Europe’s science budget … Big Data and public health … Working Life
A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
The Job Market
For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.
Issues and Perspectives
A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.
In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”
The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.