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    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 22, 2014

    The Transferrable Postdoc

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

    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.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

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

    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 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 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 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 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 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, 2014

    Telephone technique, part two

    To make it past first contact with a potential employer, you need to employ top-tier telephone skills.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 11, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 8 August 2014

    Change of plans for Russia-bound scientists … Story Landis retires … STAP-cell suicide … astronauts and sleep … Working Life … bumblebees and discovery

    August 07, 2014

    Ph.D.s, come out of the closet!

    Data show that only a small percentage of Ph.D. scientists will receive tenure-track positions, so where does that leave the rest?

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 06, 2014

    Writing a winning cover letter

    For a cover letter to be effective, it must avoid doing harm, show what sets you apart, and be tailored to the institution you send it to.

    August 05, 2014

    Addressing the deeper cause of safety incidents

    A lab explosion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, shows that when it comes to safety, good intentions are only a start.

    August 05, 2014

    A Real Scientist Shortage

    With the debut of a new kit, LEGO aims to fix the scientist shortage on toy shelves.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

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