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May 28, 2010

Ten Years of Bologna: Threats and Opportunities for Students

If implemented well, Europe's Bologna-process reforms may offer students opportunities to shape higher education around their needs.

June 04, 2010

Time to Hire a Housekeeper?

Scientists -- especially women -- may need to set traditional gender roles aside and pay someone to help them with the housework.

June 04, 2010

Taken for Granted: Making a Federal Case of Young Scientists' Concerns

Two issues important to postdocs and other science trainees have been elevated recently to the federal level.

June 11, 2010

Audacity, Part 5: Rejection and Ridicule

The deeper your idea cuts into the heart of a field, the more your peers are likely to challenge you, and only time will reveal whether your work is transformative, incremental, or wrong.

June 11, 2010

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.

June 11, 2010

New Partnership Aims to Improve Research Careers Down Under

Edwina McGlinn will be Australia's first program leader under a new partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

June 18, 2010

Changing Oceans: Viewing Coral Reefs Through a Cultural Lens

Human geographer Joshua Cinner studies how people and coral reefs interact, information that informs coral reef–management decisions.

June 18, 2010

Tooling Up: Be the Candidate

Your chances of finding a job are immeasurably better if you are considered a candidate and not a mere applicant.

June 18, 2010

Psychologist Bridges Clinic and Lab to Untangle Schizophrenia's Roots

Deanna Barch is developing neuroimaging and other tools to speed the development of sorely needed treatments for schizophrenia.

June 25, 2010

Trusting the Public

On the theory that everyone's an expert on their own environment, scientists are figuring out how to tap the experiences and observations of nonscientists.

June 25, 2010

Collaborating with Citizen Scientists

Volunteers can help scientists collect data, but researchers must be diligent in keeping them informed and motivated.

July 02, 2010

Charting Relationships in an Unseen World

Metagenomics research probes how complex microbial communities function, and what they can do for us.

July 02, 2010

Scoring a Career in Sports Science

With World Cup Mania in full swing, three scientists talk about their careers in sports-related science.
July 09, 2010

Getting to Know the Enemy

Elena Dukhovlinova tracked transmission chains between infected individuals by looking at the genetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of their virus populations.

July 16, 2010

Veterinarian Scientists Bring Unique Perspectives to Translational Research

D.V.M.-Ph.D.s are uniquely qualified to do research in animal models and translate findings across species -- including humans.

July 23, 2010

Experimental Error: Don't Try This at Home

Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

July 23, 2010

Re-Visioning a Career

David Price launched a career in computer science after losing his sight during graduate training in geology.
July 30, 2010

Feeding your Research into the Policy Debate

Early-career scientists who want their research to inform policymaking need to learn how to navigate the public arena and communicate effectively.

July 30, 2010

Answering Biomedical Questions with Information Technology

Harvard physician-scientist Lynn Bry has developed an informatics system for matching biological samples to research needs.

August 06, 2010

Taken for Granted: Creating Your Own Credibility

Based in Alaska, a nonprofit research institute founded and run by a group of independent researchers has permitted decades of scientific work.

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