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May 24, 2013

In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

Norman Matloff
May 22, 2013

Some "Very Strong Words" on the Senate Immigration Bill

Norman Matloff says that passing the Senate's immigration reform bill would be a "historical watershed event," and not in a good way.

May 24, 2013

'Worrisome Trends' for Chemistry Postdocs

Are chemists hurting their earnings potential and endangering their chances for future success by staying too long in postdoc positions?

kangaroo
May 28, 2013

NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

Taken for Granted
May 29, 2013

Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

Lotfi A. Zadeh
May 31, 2013

Lotfi A. Zadeh

A professor emeritus advises young scientists to deemphasize controversial aspects of their work—or to avoid controversy until they are established.

Zebrafish Nuclei
June 07, 2013

A Research Career in Focus

Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
May 31, 2013

University Scientists Arrested in Chinese Research Bribery Scheme

Two NYU researchers were arrested for conspiring to pass information about their research to a Chinese company and the Chinese government.

NASA
May 31, 2013

Video Aimed at LGBTQ Youth Takes NASA to New Heights

A NASA video shows how much the agency's culture has changed since the "right stuff" days.

June 07, 2013

Think Globally, Act Locally

Organizations with a mission to increase diversity in the sciences offer local chapter resources to connect and inspire students and scientists with different backgrounds.

Study Section
June 04, 2013

A Shortcut to Better Grantsmanship

NIH's Early Career Reviewer program gives newly independent scientists a reviewer's perspective on what makes a grant worth funding.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2013

Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

June 10, 2013

Be-Laboring the STEM Immigration Issue

USA Today's editors and the head of the AFL-CIO disagree about the Senate immigration bill's high-skill provisions.

June 10, 2013

Going Online for Research Funding

Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

Irene Friesenhahn
June 12, 2013

Defining the Global State of Young Scientists

The Global Young Academy wants to offer a snapshot of the working conditions of young scientists across developed and developing countries.

June 17, 2013

Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions

myIDP helps you cut through hearsay and conjecture and base your career choices on solid data and professional experience.

Haley Gomez
June 19, 2013

Creating a Successful Online Presence

Nowadays, social media is ubiquitous, but you still need to consider how your online presence looks to future employers.

Taken for Granted
June 18, 2013

Getting to the Interview

An essay at Inside Higher Ed by William Helmreich advises job seekers on ways to make their academic job applications stand out.

June 21, 2013

Changing Career Advice

As careers in science become more globalized and competitive, advice for job-seekers needs to keep up with the times.

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