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December 18, 2013

Promoting Gender Equality at the European Research Council

Isabelle Vernos, chairwoman of the European Research Council Scientific Council's Working Group on Gender Balance, talks about the funding agency's efforts to help female scientists reach the top.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

December 23, 2013

Person of the Year: Michael S. Teitelbaum

Professional Science Master's degree programs and the National Postdoctoral Association are among the demographer's many legacies.

December 20, 2013

There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

December 20, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 20 December 2013

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

Janet Davison Rowley
December 23, 2013

"Fishing Is Good"

The observation-driven work of Janet Davison Rowley, who died last week at 88, would not be feasible today, Rowley told the New York Times in 2011.

December 27, 2013

What Difference Does 5 Years Make?

Five years after the laboratory death of Sheri Sangji, some campuses have taken steps to make labs safer. Others, apparently, haven't.

January 01, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions for Early-Career Scientists

Suggestions for 2014: Be healthier and friendlier, learn something new, get organized, and fall in love.

January 03, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 3 January 2014

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

January 06, 2014

Foreign Scientists in India Take Good With Bad

India welcomes scientists from abroad, but living and working there remains a challenge for many Westerners.

January 07, 2014

Changes to NSF's Grant Proposal Guide

Don't allow a small formatting error to torpedo your NSF grant application.

January 07, 2014

What Is Keeping Women Out of Leadership Jobs in Academic Medicine?

A new study suggests that the emergence of the clinician-educator track may partly explain the dearth of women in top positions.

January 08, 2014

Making Scientific Meetings More Woman-Friendly

To increase the representation of women among speakers at scientific meetings, put women on the organizing committee.

January 08, 2014


To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.

Taken for Granted
January 09, 2014

The Rich Get Richer

Top-echelon researchers command an increasing share of research publications, a study shows.

January 14, 2014

A Surveyor of Jungles

As a woman doing field research, Priya Davidar was a pioneer in India; now she has shifted her focus to conservation.

January 10, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 10 January 2014

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

January 10, 2014

Two Funny Things That Happened on the Way to the STEM Skills Shortage

As lobbyists bemoan a shortage of scientific skills, a new study shows that starting salaries in STEM fields are flat or worse.

January 13, 2014

A New Funding Model for Scientists

A team of U.S. researchers proposes a fast and cheap funding system that would fund scientists and not projects.

January 15, 2014

An American Postdoc Abroad

Edward O’Brien’s experience in England afforded him opportunities he would not have had otherwise, and it helped him land a tenure-track position in the United States.