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    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.

    Taken for Granted
    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.

    November 15, 2013

    Elsewhere in Science, 15 November 2013

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

    Taken for Granted
    November 15, 2013

    Rising Opportunities in Africa?

    Africa will need lots of Ph.D. scholars to carry out its planned expansion of higher education.

    November 13, 2013

    How to Work a Meeting

    From a networking standpoint, the purpose of a scientific meeting is to accumulate connections and thereby improve your odds of professional success.

    November 12, 2013

    Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

    Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

    November 11, 2013

    Why I Do Science

    The euphoria of discovery and the knowledge that your discoveries may help someone provide sufficient motivation to keep pushing forward.

    November 08, 2013

    Elsewhere in Science, 8 November 2013

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

    November 07, 2013

    Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

    The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

    November 07, 2013

    Luca Cardelli: Bridging Industry and Academia

    A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.

    November 05, 2013

    In India, Rising Resources, Realistic Expectations

    For Indian scientists returning home after training in the West, things have never been better, but getting research done in India is no picnic.

    November 04, 2013

    Big Data Brain Drain

    Big data is good for research, but incentives in academia—including salaries—need to be brought in line.