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January 05, 2007

Getting Big on Astroparticles

Today's detectors allow scientists to observe cosmic particles with energies surpassing those obtained in particle accelerators, making of the universe a new laboratory for particle physicists.

January 12, 2007

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Clearing Hurdles

In a collaborative project, people need to trust each other and candidly discuss strategies and contingencies.

January 26, 2007

Getting Up to I.T.

"I've never considered myself a great writer or a linguist," but, she says, she is able to identify problems with a manuscript.

February 16, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

March 09, 2007

Italian Research Shakeup Pending

The minister's aim is to create an employment structure in the universities with a much larger base of younger, early-career scientists.

March 16, 2007

Polar Research in Portugal: Breaking the Ice

Gonçalo Vieira set up a Portuguese IPY committee made up of 10 Portuguese biologists and geophysicists who together are leading Portugal's new polar research effort.

March 30, 2007

Deaf to the Needs of Hearing-Impaired Scientists

"I can see no reason to justify the exclusion of deaf people from scientific laboratories." --Sarah Page

April 13, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Science Papers that Shine

Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.

April 27, 2007

U.K.-India Initiative Aims to Renew Old Ties

India's top institutions make up a comprehensive and well-funded research network rivaling those in the West.

May 04, 2007

Dancing With the Mysterious Lady

"Every week you are broadcasted, and every week you are praised or despised," says
REDES subdirector Sebastián Grinschpun.

May 11, 2007

Still Learning

Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

June 15, 2007

French Pharmacist Finds Career Niche at Regulatory Agency

Franck Diafouka found at the EMEA the opportunity to study the impact of drugs in real life and work in a multinational and multicultural environment.

June 22, 2007

Escaping the Postdoc

"The priority for most researchers is an independent career in research. For me, the next step is either another postdoc or getting my own funding. But if the funding doesn't come through, I'll probably quit." --John Bothwell

June 29, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Strength in Numbers

“Used properly, this tool will encourage you, and your lab mates, to operate outside your normal mode of thinking.”

July 06, 2007

Going Abroad for Your Ph.D.

For students brave enough to dust off their passports in seeking a Ph.D., the rewards can be great.

July 13, 2007

Illustrating Nature

Diana Marques followed her passion for painting and biology separately until one day she saw an ad for a scientific illustration workshop.

August 03, 2007

Beyond CSI: Environmental Forensics Picks Up in Europe

Environmental forensics is an established discipline in North America, but in the United Kingdom and Europe, the field has emerged more slowly. It's gaining speed, however.

August 10, 2007

An Astrophysicist at La Città della Scienza

"Interactive museums have sprouted around Italy and across Europe as the European Commission and individual nations have placed science-and-society issues higher on the agenda."