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    March 03, 2006

    The State of the Union

    "There’s a second way of evaluating this, in terms of the intangibles, things that you get out of it that don’t fill your stomach but that fill your soul: respect, which I think is number one; the ability to go to work and not have to put up with being treated like a second-class citizen." --John Wagner

    October 07, 2005

    Happy Birthday to Us

    In 1995, the golden age of science had been over for about 25 years, but the implications of its end were just beginning to sink in, and they are sinking in still.

    April 07, 2006

    Two Problems in Need of One Solution

    Vasquez wants "industry to step to the plate and find a way for high school teachers ... [to have] a real job in the summertime in a laboratory." Discussions with several industry leaders have thus far been encouraging, she told Next Wave.

    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.

    April 01, 2014

    Research on a Shoestring in India

    At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.

    May 23, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 23 May 2014

    Replicating Meyerhoff … delaying the FIRST Act … Dance Your Ph.D. … science of inequality … inequality in science … replication woes … Working Life

    August 03, 2007

    The Curt Flood Effect

    "We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

    October 05, 2007

    Making Mentoring Mandatory

    "If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

    May 02, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

    "The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

    February 13, 2009

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    What does the tale of Douglas Prasher, the protein, and the Nobel Prize reveal about the scientific labor market?

    October 02, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Is a New Model Needed for Breakthrough Science?

    Traditional PI-centered research can't solve today's big technological problems, a lab leader asserts.

    November 13, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Shocked, Shocked! to Find Disappointment on Campus

    A new book takes a revealing look at careers in academic science.

    January 08, 2010

    Taken for Granted: A Shot at Transforming America's Energy Future

    A postdoc's new company wins one the 37 coveted first-round ARPA-E grants.

    February 05, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Where Two Issues Stand

    Concern for lab safety advances -- slowly -- while University of California postdoc contract negotiations stall.

    April 02, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Trying to Account for Tastes

    Research finds that scientists' career-related preferences are far wider than stereotypes suggest -- and that industry is likely to be an excellent choice for many.

    June 04, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Making a Federal Case of Young Scientists' Concerns

    Two issues important to postdocs and other science trainees have been elevated recently to the federal level.

    August 06, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Creating Your Own Credibility

    Based in Alaska, a nonprofit research institute founded and run by a group of independent researchers has permitted decades of scientific work.

    October 01, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Making Book on America's Universities

    A spate of recent books presents a wide range of analyses -- and some common answers -- about what ails academe.

    January 07, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Stormy Weather

    Recent reports from the National Academies see no break in the clouds over the scientific labor market.

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