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December 09, 2013

Who Would Hire Higgs?

Talking to The Guardian, Peter Higgs says he wouldn't be competitive for a faculty post in today's market.

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December 09, 2013

Botswana Opts to Provide Technical Education at Home

The decision comes after decades of sending students abroad for a technical education.

Taken for Granted
December 06, 2013

The Gift of Good Advice

A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.

December 06, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 6 December 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

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December 05, 2013

Celebrating an Educational Innovation in Capital Style

A Washington, D.C. ceremony salutes the expansion of Professional Science Master's degree programs in the United States.

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December 04, 2013

Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

December 04, 2013

Give Science Some Slack

Science and society are paying a high price for the intense pressure that scientists are under.

December 03, 2013

Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success

myIDP helps structure the process of setting and pursuing short-term goals as you move toward the fulfillment of your career aspirations.

November 29, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 29 November 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

November 27, 2013

Becoming a Chartered Scientist

The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.

November 26, 2013

All in a Day's Work

Popular Science rates the worst jobs—and a couple of the best jobs—in science.

November 26, 2013

An Academic Cartel?

A political economist at King's College London writes that in employment terms, academe is similar to drug cartels.

November 25, 2013

A Perfect Time for Babies

Jacquiline Romero, who is now a postdoc, says that graduate school is the best time for an aspiring scientist to have a baby.

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November 25, 2013

U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.

November 22, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 22 November 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

November 21, 2013

The Postdoc: A Special Kind of Hell

Being a postdoc, says our Experimental Error columnist, has advantages and disadvantages.

November 21, 2013

Science Budget Issues Lead to Scientific Exodus

At an event at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., American Nobel Prize winners blamed short- and long-term budget cuts for making the United States a less hospitable place to do science.

November 19, 2013

A Career as a College Science Teacher

Yes, it is possible to have a satisfying career focused mainly on college teaching.

November 18, 2013

Science as a Verb

At the moment Maria Fadri-Moskwik decided to become a scientist, she was strapped to a human hamster wheel.

November 15, 2013

Looking to China for Scientific Careers

Both Chinese scientists and foreign academics are discovering China to be an enticing place to build their scientific careers.