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    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    May 06, 2015

    Dear Dr. Neufeld

    Every day, professors receive e-mails from students seeking graduate positions in their labs. Most are badly written. Here’s how to write a good one.

    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.

    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.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    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.

    March 13, 2014

    Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

    Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

    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.

    February 28, 2014

    A Scientist's Guide To Social Media

    Online networking tools offer postdocs new ways to make connections, exchange scientific ideas, and advance their career.

    February 03, 2014

    Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

    Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

    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 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 13, 2013

    Mind the Gap Year

    Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

    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.

    August 29, 2013

    After the LHC, the Deluge

    The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

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    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 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.

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