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    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    October 24, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 24 October 2014

    After Election 2014 ... Italian research budget cuts ... “gain-of-function” research ... Working Life ... Science Advances

    October 30, 2014

    A union contract gives Tufts adjuncts ‘unheard-of’ rights

    Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.

    October 31, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 31 October 2014

    Suing John Doe … Competing COMPETES proposals … Dance Your Ph.D. … Ebola and conferences … Dousing down under … Venezuelan science … Working Life

    November 04, 2014

    Why networking feels so ‘icky’

    Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.

    November 11, 2014

    Reflections of a woman pioneer

    During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.

    Michael Yaffe
    May 10, 2013

    Michael Yaffe

    The systems biologist and trauma surgeon talks about treating patients after the Boston Marathon bombings and about his career.

    November 14, 2014

    The point of it all

    A trip to Abu Dhabi reminded Ph.D. student Joseph Swift that it's not the career that really matters; it's the science and its applications.

    July 21, 2014

    Happy Thoughts May Help Postdocs Handle Stress

    An article in the journal Stress and Health is one of the first to study the mental health of postdocs.

    June 29, 2012

    Will That Be Trash or Credit?

    If scientists just want to make the world a better place, why do they expend so much energy clamoring for credit?

    November 21, 2014

    The winding road

    After more than 3 decades in science, Ranjan Mukherjee is moving on.

    July 03, 2014

    A Giant Leap

    Jack Kittinger explains why he took the giant leap away from academic research to become the director of a conservation program.

    April 20, 2007

    Mind Matters: Culture Shock

    The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

    June 29, 2007

    Mind Matters: Working Space

    The trouble is that if you start off without much space, your ability to produce good science is seriously compromised.

    August 24, 2007

    Mind Matters: The Complex Biochemistry of Laboratory Friendships

    "Friendships and work relationships have different social norms, and workplace friendships are fraught with fragility and ambiguity," says organizational psychologist Rachel Morrison.

    November 09, 2007

    Mind Matters: Laughter in the Lab

    "Laughter is highly relevant to scientific inquiry because it creates a safe and playful atmosphere for intellectual development." --David Sloan Wilson

    December 07, 2007

    Feature Index: Work and Life in the Balance

    December 07, 2007

    Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

    "When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila

    December 07, 2007

    Reclaiming Life From Work

    How should you spend your time if your goal is to be a successful, well-rounded, happy person?

    December 07, 2007

    Part-Time Science in Perspective

    "I have no doubt that I would have more published papers if I didn't have my family, but I wouldn't be as happy as I am now, by any stretch." --Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University

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