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April 17, 2014

The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

April 18, 2014

STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

April 21, 2014

Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

April 18, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 18 April 2014

No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.

April 22, 2014

Chasing Down the Data You Need

To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.

April 22, 2014

Breaking Up (With Science) Is Hard to Do

Frustrated with her partner's ethical shortcomings, a postdoc abandons her relationship with science.

April 23, 2014

Writing the Research Plan

The main purpose of a research plan—and, for that matter, the rest of your application package—is to assure the hiring committee that life with you will be stress-free.

April 24, 2014

Dress to Profess: What Should Scientists Wear?

Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.

April 28, 2014

A Career Bringing Physics to Medicine

Physicists, too, can apply their scientific training to curing disease and alleviating human suffering.

April 25, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 25 April 2014

Graduate school applications from India way up … storm chaser makes good … public policy debates are not for the timid.

April 29, 2014

What's in a Name?

A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

April 30, 2014

Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

Taken for Granted
May 01, 2014

Coming to America

Why do students and postdocs from abroad choose the United States to work and study?

May 05, 2014

Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

May 02, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 2 May 2014

Misconduct squared … a new cruise ship for colder climes … male scent messes up science … two TV science advisers … curiosity and careers … Teitelbaum's new book.

May 05, 2014

Amy Robinson, Creative Director

As creative director in an MIT lab and a Nature-paper co-author without a degree, Amy Robinson embodies the changes occurring in science right now.

May 07, 2014

Many Strikes, Never Out

NIH's new policy on grant-proposal "amendments" should relieve some anxiety, but ultimately the change may not make much of a difference.

Taken for Granted
May 06, 2014

Use of Adjuncts Grows—in South Korea

The number of contingent appointments in South Korea has increased by 14% since 2010, according to a study.

May 08, 2014

A Ph.D., and the Olympic Games

While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

May 12, 2014

Parity May Not Equal Equality

An engineering college finds that equal representation doesn't ensure equal roles.

 

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