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July 06, 2001

Space Research at the Canadian Space Agency

BACK TO THE FEATURE INDEX The space sciences comprise many exciting fields of research, including life and microgravity...
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 21, 2013

The Postdoc: A Special Kind of Hell

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

Taken for Granted
July 05, 2013

Lost (and Gained) in Translation

English's status as the world language of science presents challenges and opportunities to native speakers and English learners.

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 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.

February 13, 2009

The Man Who Wasn't There

What does the tale of Douglas Prasher, the protein, and the Nobel Prize reveal about the scientific labor market?

November 05, 2010

Ain't Misbehavin'

Research suggests that social structure, not personal ethics, determines the frequency of scientific misconduct.

September 07, 2007

Capital Losses

"The best and the brightest seem not to be going into science as much as they did in the past." And those who do opt for research careers "seem to be dropping out at a very high rate." --Mark Donowitz

July 03, 2009

An Alternative to the Ph.D. Track

As NSF prepares to help Professional Science Master's programs multiply, employment prospects for graduates of these programs look strong, even in a weak economy.

June 06, 2008

Over Here

Some veterans may prefer to trade the tools of their military trades for protractors, compasses, and tracking calculators--what a corny joke calls "weapons of math instruction."

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 29, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 29 November 2013

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

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.

December 04, 2013

Give Science Some Slack

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

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.

Taken for Granted
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.

October 04, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 4 October 2013

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

November 01, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 1 November 2013

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

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