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December 07, 2012

Getting Back Your Mojo

Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

December 07, 2012

How Not to Attract Minorities to STEM

Research shows that large admissions preferences stymie studies in science and technical subjects.

December 07, 2012

What Do You Care About?

Analyzing your deeply held values is a crucial step in choosing a career in science.

December 14, 2012

Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

December 14, 2012

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

December 14, 2012

Administrative Hurdles Delay Ph.D. Scholarships in Spain

Many Spanish trainees have been forced to start their doctorates without financial help.

Paula Stephan
December 21, 2012

Person of the Year: Paula Stephan

The labor economist has worked for years behind the scenes, but this year she went public.

Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
December 21, 2012

Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

Taken for Granted
January 04, 2013

Bordering on Confusion

High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

 
Alan Houghton
January 11, 2013

In Person: My Boss With Stephen Hawking Disease

A protégé pays tribute to the humanity and resilience of immunologist Alan Houghton.

January 18, 2013

Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

January 25, 2013

Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

January 25, 2013

Regrettable Resumes

Charged with perusing applications for an open scientist job, our columnist lowers his standards.

February 01, 2013

Five Steps to a Successful Sabbatical

Reconfiguring a professional and personal life takes serious planning. Here are five pointers from professors with recent sabbatical experience.

Taken for Granted
February 01, 2013

Better Learning Through Chemistry?

The American Chemical Society boldly and insightfully examines what's wrong with graduate education—and how to fix it.

Fred Stutzman
February 01, 2013

Freedom Isn't Free

To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

Koala
February 08, 2013

A Global Glut?

A report from the Australian government finds Aussie graduate students and postdocs, like their U.S. counterparts, frustrated by the job market.

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