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August 02, 2013

A Changing Climate of Communication

At a Colorado confab, geoscientists explore a question with important career implications: Has outreach become part of the climate scientist's job?

Taken for Granted
August 02, 2013

Postdoc's Alertness Key to "Groundbreaking" Advance

Evan Snitkin's scientific creativity helped stop an outbreak of a deadly contagion.

Taken for Granted
July 31, 2013

The Prescription for a Family-Friendly Profession

The professional lives of pharmacists reveal how a science-based occupation can accommodate mothers.

Xuguang Chen
July 30, 2013

Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

July 29, 2013

Physics Departments Without Women

According to an American Institute of Physics study, the absence of women in some physics departments isn't evidence of gender discrimination.

Taken for Granted
July 29, 2013

Unionization Boosts Pay for Adjunct Faculty

Unionization helps adjunct faculty receive better benefits and earn more, but their compensation is still dismal.

July 26, 2013

Researcher Charged in Wife's Cyanide Death

Robert Ferrante reportedly bought cyanide days before his neurologist wife was poisoned, but he insists on his innocence.

July 26, 2013

Jack of One Hyperspecific Trade

Is it really possible to be a student of all sciences? No, it isn't.

Taken for Granted
July 26, 2013

Employed (But Not in His Field)

America's most famous unemployed electrical engineer has found a job—in the quality department.

July 24, 2013

Want to Be a Professor? Choose Math

Compared to other fields, mathematics looks like a healthy career path, with few people stuck in the postdoc holding pattern and many ending up in the jobs they trained for.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

July 19, 2013

Unprecedented Uncertainty for Young Spanish Scientists

The difficult financial situation at the largest research institution in Spain is bringing more delays and uncertainty to early-career scientists.

July 19, 2013

Psych Yourself Up

Positive thinking and mental preparation can improve your performance in a job interview.

July 16, 2013

Opportunities Come Through People

The goal of networking is to form and strengthen the relationships that are essential to the optimal conduct of science.

Prof. Ada E. Yonath
July 15, 2013

In Israel, Immobility Hampers Women's Research Careers

A survey released last week shows that female scientists with families go abroad for postdoctoral training less often than men do.

The Shelby Center at UAHuntsville shortly after the shooting incident.
July 12, 2013

Families Sue University Over 2010 Shootings

Families allege in a lawsuit that the university failed to protect the victims of Amy Bishop from a known danger.

July 12, 2013

The Benefits of a Doubt

Doubt and uncertainty can be uncomfortable, writes Niamh Connolly, but they have the potential to lead to better science.

July 10, 2013

Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.

July 10, 2013

What's God Got to Do With It?

At Ball State University, a new hire in astronomy is attracting close scrutiny because of his religious views.

July 09, 2013

The Importance of Persistence

According to social science professor Brian Martin, when it comes to developing a strong publication record, persistence is key.

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