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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 19, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

    A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

    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 02, 2007

    New EMBO Installation Grants

    "I felt that it was time to return, now that Portugal was changing and giving us much better conditions, [and] that we should contribute to the development of the country," says Bruno Silva-Santos.

    February 16, 2007

    Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

    Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

    February 23, 2007

    FP7 Funding Opportunities at a Glance

    "We are focusing on people who have established that they are already very good scientists and are about to start or at the beginning of an independent career." --Fotis Kafatos, European Research Council President.

    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 23, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Making the Most of a Conference

    Starting the conference well-prepared and maintaining a proper balance between presentations and coffee breaks can make your conference experience a source of inspiration.

    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 06, 2007

    Getting Published in Scientific Journals

    No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
    April 06, 2007

    Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

    "The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.

    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 01, 2007

    Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

    Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

    June 08, 2007

    Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry

    "Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."

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