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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."