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    August 14, 2014

    Outside my comfort zone

    A research chemist who is accustomed to well-equipped laboratories encounters new challenges while working in the field.

    August 20, 2014

    Playing a new tune

    Igor Lovchinsky, who has already had a notable career as a professional pianist, is now directing his energy toward physics.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    May 19, 2014

    Career Q&As

    A collection of interviews with interesting scientists, focusing on their careers.

    August 18, 2014

    Equally productive women are tenured less

    A new study shows that in computer science, sociology, and English, productivity differences can’t explain discrepancies in tenure rates.

    August 22, 2014

    The Transferrable Postdoc

    Now more than ever, postdocs need a broad range of beyond-the-bench skills to stay competitive.

    August 18, 2014

    International scholars: Suffering in silence

    Visa anxieties and communication barriers can keep international researchers from speaking up about workplace conflicts and other problems.

    August 15, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 15 August 2014

    An unpopular proposal in Australia … memoir excerpts … a woman wins the Fields Medal … revolutionizing seismology … a Los Alamos political scientist is fired … field science in a war zone.

    August 15, 2014

    Nearly 40 percent of women leave engineering

    Among the reasons women cite for leaving engineering are an uncivil workplace and poor opportunities for advancement.

    August 22, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 22 August 2014

    Overworked … a 90% success rate … from high school to Senate (maybe) … grad school applications from China down … the path of a cancer drug … two letters … remembering an HIV/AIDS researcher.

    October 08, 2004

    The Making of a Mentor

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    August 28, 2014

    Getting hired at a liberal arts college

    Serious but accessible research and an ability to inspire younger students are among the keys to getting hired at an undergraduate-focused institution.

    August 25, 2014

    Is ResearchGate Facebook for science?

    The recent growth of the social network and its apparent utility for users suggest that it’s the leading contender to become science’s ubiquitous social network.

    August 26, 2014

    Fighting to study physics

    After being rejected, a blind student wins admission to the physics program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

    August 29, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 29 August 2014

    Corruption in China … Why was James Doyle fired? … STAP replication fails. … Null studies aren’t submitted. … Ebola takes the lives of Science co-authors.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    September 02, 2014

    September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month

    NIH orders its intramural labs to examine their biosafety policies and procedures and encourages its grantees to do likewise.

    August 29, 2014

    The state(s) R&D is in

    Science jobs are concentrated in areas where R&D spending is highest—and R&D spending is concentrated in just a few areas.

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