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    September 25, 2014

    The borders I crossed

    Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.

    October 02, 2014

    A detour for love

    David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.

    October 08, 2015

    Help others—and help your career

    While volunteering at a scientific conference, Tal Polak came up with an idea to help young researchers network with top scientists.

    October 15, 2015

    The rewards of roughing it

    Ornithologist Xin Lu argues that although much of science is moving away from fieldwork, it is a valuable research tool that offers emotional and spiritual rewards.

    February 10, 2014

    Would You Like Working in Industry?

    An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

    November 24, 2015

    2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

    The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

    April 04, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

    STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

    June 09, 2015

    Thriving in the face of career uncertainty

    Nobel laureate Richard J. Roberts shares his thoughts on how to build a career in scientific research.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    March 11, 2015

    Large lectures 101

    From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.

    October 09, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 9 October 2015

    Nobel Prizes … Jobs for refugees … Pot problems … Gene patenting … Canadian science … Working Life

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    September 11, 1998

    A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking, Part Two

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS In my last column, "A Protocol for Networking, Part One," I presented a list of networking...
    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.

    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

    December 26, 2013

    The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

    March 14, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

    A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

    May 08, 1998

    Dual Career Scientific Couples: Relocating Both of You

    October 09, 2014

    Building the Bionic Woman

    Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.