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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 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 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.

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 15, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 15 November 2013

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

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 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
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 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.

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 26, 2013

All in a Day's Work

Popular Science rates the worst jobs—and a couple of the best jobs—in science.

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.

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.

November 29, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 29 November 2013

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

Taken for Granted
December 04, 2013

Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

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 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.

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